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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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Woman raped and murdered in Kamwenge district

Kamwenge, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kamwenge district are investigating circumstances under which a 48 year-old woman was raped and murdered by yet to be known assailants. The deceased has been identified as Medius Ayebare, a wife to Fulgence Beyanga, all residents of Nyanchwamba1 cell, Masaka ward, Kamwenge town …

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Hoima woman arrested for poisoning her baby to death

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Hoima is holding a woman on allegations of poisoning her own baby to death. The suspect has been identified as Erivanesa Kabagire in her 20’s, a resident of Bwikya village in Bombo sub county, Hoima district. It is alleged that on November 1, …

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DPP drops murder charges against Masaka priest

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) has dropped murder charges against Father Richard Mugisha of Bisanje Catholic Parish, Masaka Diocese. His lawyer Alexander Lule on Tuesday returned to Masaka police station to follow up on Mugisha’s bond when he was told that the DPP dropped …

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Court reduces businessman Ssebuwufu’s jail term for murder

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A panel of three Court of Appeal Justices has reduced the 40-year jail term handed to city businessman Muhammad Ssebuwufu, and accordingly substituted it with an 18 year sentence for having murdered businesswoman Betty Donah Katusabe. In the same way, the panel comprising of Justice …

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MPs Ssewanyana, Ssegirinya denied bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Masaka has rejected a bail application filed by Members of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya of Kawempe North and Allan Ssewanyana of Makindye West. The two were last month charged with murder, attempted murder and aiding and abetting terrorism. On Monday, Justice Lawrence …

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