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UPDF arrests sixteen over cattle rustling

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UPDF has arrested 13 men and three women in connection with theft of cattle in Moroto district. The 16 persons have been taken into custody at the 3rd Division headquarters in Moroto, pending further investigations. The 16 were apprehended on Sunday in Nadunget sub …

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Former parliamentary candidate probed for cattle theft

  Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Moroto is investigating Paul Oloo, a contestant in the recently concluded Parliamentary elections for cattle theft. Oloo, also known as Balabala-Moi, lost the Matheniko County parliamentary seat to Lokii John Baptist. It is alleged that the cattle were stolen from a …

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Karamoja marble miners petition EU Ambassadors on modern tools

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Artisanal marble miners in Rupa sub county, Moroto district have appealed to the European Union-EU delegation in Uganda for support towards value addition on their extractives. These say that they are exploited by middlemen and end up earning little from the marble in their area. …

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Construction of police posts in Karamoja excite residents

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Katikekile sub county in Moroto district are excited about the construction of a police station in Nakiloro, at the border point between Uganda and Kenya. The sub-county has only one police post at the sub county headquarters but the area which is a …

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Karamajong woman shot dead for ‘giving intelligence to UPDF’

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Karimojong warriors have shot and killed a woman who is suspected to have given intelligence information to Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Officers in Kaabong town council. The UPDF says that the woman, only identified as Zam Zam, a resident of Kitome Trading Centre in  Lodiko …

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UPDF secures Moroto-Kotido road after series of attacks

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UPDF has refuted reports that Moroto-Kotido Road is insecure and assures the public that there is the situation is under control despite isolated incidents. The public has expressed fear about the safety and security situation on some of the roads following ambushes against …

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55 groups in Moroto cleared for Emyooga program

  Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 55 groups from Moroto district have been cleared to access financial support under Emyooga program. The groups which received about 1.9 Billion Shillings in May have not been able to access the resources due to failure by the district to organize capacity …

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Moroto district CID boss suspended

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top police management has suspended the Moroto District Criminal Investigations Officer Robert Byayo, on allegations of defying lawful orders. Byayo’s suspension letter arrived in Moroto on Sunday evening shortly after his release on police bond. Trouble for Byayo started when he released 496 bags …

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200 detained for illegal possession of firearms in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 195 warriors have been arrested for illegal possession of firearms across Karamoja sub-region since the second forceful disarmament exercise began on July 19th, 2021. The suspects are locked at the 3rd Division UPDF headquarters in Moroto town pending trial in the Court Martial. The …

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