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Two dead in mysterious killing in Jinja City

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kiira region is investigating circumstances under which two men were last night killed and dumped at different points within Wanyama Cell, in Northern division of Jinja city. The bodies were spotted by residents who were heading for work on Friday morning. Both …

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Desire Mirembe case to proceed without suspect

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The murder case of former Makerere University medical student, Desire Mirembe will proceed in Mukono High court without the prime suspect, Mathew Kirabo. Mukono High Court Judge, Henry Kaweesa Isabirye delivered the ruling on Wednesday following an application by State Attorney, Happiness Ainebyona to proceed …

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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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Magistrate’s court commits Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana for trial

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka Grade One Magistrate Christine Nantegge, has committed the Kawempe North Member of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya, his Makindye West counterpart Allan Ssewanyana, and four other others to the high court for trial for murder, terrorism, and abetting terrorism. She made the decision after Masaka Resident State Attorney, …

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Two arrested in Busia over murder of money changer

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people have been arrested in Busia district for the alleged murder of a money changer. The suspects have been identified as Denis Omar, 27, a resident of Abochete village, and Robert Omedi 26, a resident of Syonga village in Sikuda sub-county. They are accused …

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Court orders sureties of murder suspect Kirabo to pay UGX 150M

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice Henry Kaweesa Isabirye has directed the sureties of Matthew Kirabo who is accused of murdering his girlfriend Desire Mirembe, to pay 150 Million Shillings. Last week, Justice Kaweesa tasked the sureties and lawyers to produce Matthew Kirabo in court. Two weeks ago, Justice Kaweesa …

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UPDF soldier, civilian arrested for murder, aggravated robbery

Ibanda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ibanda police are holding a Uganda Peoples Defence Force-UPDF soldier and civilian accused of kidnapping and killing a boda boda rider. The suspects are RA143341 CPL Musitafa Kajoomu alias Joseph Muwanga Jajja from Mukono and Michael Ahimbisibwe, a resident of Bushenyi district. Another suspect identified …

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Supreme Court upholds Kato Kajubi’s life sentence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court has upheld the life sentence handed to businessman Godfrey Kato Kajubi for masterminding the ritual murder of a 12-year-old boy, Joseph Kasirye. In 2012, the then Masaka High Court Judge Mike Chibita convicted Kasirye for masterminding the ritual sacrifice of Kasirye. He …

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