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50 motorcycles impounded in Mbale for flouting COVID-19 guidelines

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have impounded 50 motorcycles in Mbale city for flouting the COVID-19 guidelines. Rogers Taitika, the Elgon region police spokesperson says the motorcycles were impounded in a massive operation targeting riders who operate beyond 6pm, who don’t wear face masks and helmets and carry more …

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Glory and Gloom: How Mbale turned dirty 58 years later

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A dilapidated police barracks, congested and disorganized bus park and raw sewerage obliterate the memory of Mbale as the cleanest town in Uganda. Mbale, gazetted as an urban authority in 1962 has been ruined through the 58 years of independent Uganda. For those that have …

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Mbale regional blood bank out of blood

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbale regional blood bank is struggling to raise the required units of blood to supply health facilities in the region. The blood bank has been hit severally by blood shortage since the nationwide lockdown started in March this year. Dr. Ahmed Bumba, the manager Mbale …

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Mbale FFU police commandant has passed on

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Samuel Okiror, the commandant of the police Field Force Unit in Mbale has died. Okiror breathed his last this morning at Embago clinic in Mbale city and according to family members, he was admitted at the same clinic on Saturday last week. He has …

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Court adjourns Kyagulanyi’s case indefinitely

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Court in Mbale has indefinitely suspended a case in which the National Unity Platform-NUP party president, Robert Kyagulanyi sued top security officials there for blocking his radio talk show on BCU FM. The Mbale Grade One Magistrate, Andrew Katumbuki adjourned the case on Wednesday …

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Bugisu ignores COVID-19, Kadodi takes centre stage

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bugisu region is at the risk of registering a spike in COVID-19 infections because of uncontrolled traditional circumcision (Imbalu) celebrations. Our reporter can confirm that Imbalu celebrations are taking place across Bugisu districts comprising Bududa, Manafwa and Mbale in disregard of the Standard Operating …

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Pastor in Mbale succumbs to COVID-19

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gizamba, aged 49 and a pastor at the Community corner stone church in Nkoma ward, Northern division in Mbale city died on Wednesday at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital. According to Dr. Emmanuel Tugaineyo, the Mbale hospital director, the deceased’s samples were picked shortly after …

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Kyagulanyi sues IGP, RDC for blocking his talk show

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, the National Unity Platform-NUP president has sued government for blocking his radio talk show in Mbale city last week. The respondents to the suit are the Attorney General, Inspector General of Police, Martins Okoth Ochola, Elgon Region Police Commander, …

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Mbale parliamentary aspirant tests positive for Covid-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An aspirant for the Bungokho North Central constituency parliamentary seat in Mbale district has tested positive for Covid-19. Information obtained from health officials in Mbale shows that the aspirant is isolated at Mulago National Referral Hospital where he is undergoing treatment. Edward Nyongesa, the …

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