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Police arrest 3 UPDF imposters in Mbale City

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF imposters in Mbale are in Police custody. The suspects are Calvin Oboi Deo alias Hopher, a deserter and resident of Pallisa district, Yusuf Kakala alias from Bududa district, and Paul Mwanga from Kachumbala in Bukedea district. According to police, …

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Mbale doctor detained in defilement case

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Northern city division in Mbale city is holding a medical doctor accused of defiling and raping 12-year-old senior one student of Town Side High School. The suspect is said to be aged 45 years of age a resident of with Bujoloto Northern …

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INSECURITY: Mbale residents scared of city centre

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Mbale  have raised a red flag over the increasing incidents of insecurity in the city centre. In the past three months, unknown thugs have been robbing and injuring their victims causing fear.  This is common on the streets of Nabowa, Cathedral Avenue, …

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Fire guts IUIU Mbale campus hostel

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fire on Saturday gutted a hostel at the Islamic University in Uganda- IUIU main campus in Mbale City. The fire gutted Sumayya Female’s Hostel injuring one student and destroying property. Rehema Kantono, the University’s Public Relations Officer says that investigations are underway to establish …

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RCC orders over-due elections in Mbale Central Market

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ahamada Washaki, the Mbale Resident City Commissioner has tasked the city authorities to organize elections for the executive of Mbale Central Market. It follows complaints by some vendors against the Ayubu Madoi led executive for allegedly mismanaging the affairs of the market, financial impropriety and …

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Bugisu Cooperative Union to turn Musundi House into 5 star hotel

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bugisu Cooperative Union has earmarked 5.1 billion Shillings to turn Musundi House building in Mbale into a 5-star hotel. The building, one of the oldest and tallest in the Central Business District will be renovated and changed from a commercial building to a state of the …

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Mbale to conduct fresh property rates valuation

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbale city authorities have contracted Covae U Ltd, a private firm to conduct a fresh valuation of property rates to capture sub-counties annexed to the city. The previous evaluation conducted by then Mbale municipality only covered Northern, Wanale, and Industrial Divisions. However, some local leaders …

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Pastor in police custody over defilement of two teenagers

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Mbale is holding a pastor for allegedly defiling and impregnating two teenagers from the same family. The suspect is Pastor Israel Wamoto from Prayer Alter Church in Mbale district. He was picked up on Tuesday on a tip-off by concerned citizens. According to …

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Fuel truck catches fire in Mbale, one dead

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One person died and four others were injured after a fuel truck caught fire in Mbale District. The accident occurred at mile 6 along Mbale- Tororo Road on Friday afternoon. According to eyewitnesses, a Boda Boda rider who was from Stabex Fuel Station entered …

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