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ICEA LION gives sh30million boost to 2022 Kinyara Golf Open

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  ICEA LION Group Uganda has officially announced a sponsorship package worth sh30million towards the 24th edition of the Kinyara Open Golf Tournament . Speaking at a press conference at the Uganda Golf Club Tuesday, Gabriel Kuria, ICEA LION General’s Chief Executive Officer said, ICEA …

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Woman arrested with UGX 9.5 million counterfeit curreny notes

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masindi police have locked up a 20-year-old woman for alleged possession of counterfeit currency worth 9.5 million Shillings. Fosca Orodriyo was nabbed from Kijura trading center in the Central division of Masindi municipality on Sunday evening, when she attempted to defraud a mobile money agent. …

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Headteacher arrested over defilement of pupil

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masindi police are holding Yosea Kiiza, the headteacher of St. Kizito Primary School Murro on accusations of defiling a 15-year-old P.7 pupil. He was picked up on Sunday evening by detectives from Masindi Central Police station. Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson told Uganda …

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Masindi district probed over irregular recruitment of workers

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masindi district local government is under the spotlight over alleged irregular recruitment of workers. This follows numerous complaints raised to the IG by whistle blowers about the irregular recruitment of staff in the district. In a letter dated 15th August 2022, Dr. Patricia Achan Okiria, the …

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Masindi man arrested for biting off customer’s ear

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masindi police are holding a man accused of biting his customer’s ear over a debt of Shillings 200. The suspect is David Katugume 28, a resident of Kibaali village in Miirya sub county, Masindi district. He reportedly bit off the left ear of David Muhumuza 17, …

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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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