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Security guard shoots journalist dead in Masindi

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A journalist in Masindi district has been shot dead by a private security guard. The deceased has been identified as Gerald Aseera, 34, who was working for Kings Broadcasting Services in Masindi town as a talk show host and news anchor. Aseera was shot dead near …

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Masindi DHO arrested over alleged abuse of office

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Masindi have arrested Patrick Baguma, the Masindi Acting District Health Officer for alleged abuse of office. Baguma was arrested from Kihande cell in central division, Masindi municipality by detectives from Masindi central police station. Rose Kirabira Kobusinge, the Masindi Resident district Commissioner-RDC has …

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Masindi district registers 1,000 cases of defilement in one year

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masindi district has registered a surge in defilement cases with more than 1,000 reported between January and November 2021. Records at the district health, education, probation and social welfare departments show that 1,264 young girls aged between three and 17 were defiled this year alone. …

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NRM sub county chairperson murdered, body dumped in Masindi

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Robert Mukitale, the National Resistance Movement-NRM chairperson for Ngwedu sub-county, Buliisa district has been murdered and his body dumped in Masindi town. His body was dumped in Nyabinyira cell, Bigando ward, Masindi municipality on Wednesday morning at around 8:30am by unidentified assailants driving a Premio …

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Mob kills suspected cattle thief in Masindi

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An angry mob has lynched a suspected cattle thief in Masindi district. The deceased was a notorious suspected thief identified as Muhammad Mwesigye, a resident of Kisindi village in Mirya sub county. Together with others still at large, they raided the home of Nicholas Tumwine of …

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Masindi leaders reject 120,000 pineapple suckers citing poor quality

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masindi district authorities have rejected 120,000 pineapple suckers supplied under the Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) programme, saying they are of poor quality. The pineapple suckers were delivered by Juliet Nyamahunge, who was contracted by Operation Wealth Creation. The suckers were meant for distribution to farmers in …

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One shot dead as police disperse rioting Kinyara sugarcane cutters

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One person was gunned down during a protest by over 200 Kinyara sugarcane cutters in Masindi district on Saturday evening. The deceased only identified as Rizfork, and resident of Arua district met his death when anti-riot police opened fire to quell the protest in Kibamba …

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LCII chairperson hacked to death

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Unknown people have hacked to death Livingstone Kasangaki 58, the LCII Chairperson of Kyakamese Parish in Pakanyi Sub County, Masindi district. The assailants waylaid Kasangaki as he was returning home from a trading Center at 2:30 a.m. They hacked him several times on the …

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Minister demands probe into Masindi district officials over shoddy works

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Economic Monitoring in the Office of the President Peter Ogwang has ordered for the arrest of nine Masindi district local government officials for allegedly executing shoddy works on government projects in the district. The officials are John Kasaija, the Masindi municipal …

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