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MURDER: Court Martial hands soldier 40 years sentence

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda People’s Defence Forces -UPDF Court Martial sitting at Mountain Division Headquarters in Fort Portal has sentenced Lance Corporal Piangu Hussein Mwanika to 40 years in prison for murder. Prosecution led by Lt. Moses Ekwamu told the military court that on July 24, 2021, …

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Most school fires are deliberate: Police director

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police director for fire and rescue services Assistant Inspector General of Police, Joseph Mugisa, has disclosed that majority of the recent school fires were deliberate. This means that the deaths of the five children and the destruction of property were as a result of …

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Boyfriend stabs lover to death for aborting pregnancy

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 17 year-old girl in Gulu city has been stabbed to death by her boyfriend for terminating a pregnancy. The deceased has been identified as Miriam Akello, a first-year student pursuing a certificate in Accounting and Finance at East African Institute For Management Science. The …

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Bukedea LC V chairman arrested on murder charges

Bukedea, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | East Kyoga police are holding Bukedea district LC V chairperson, Moses Olemukan in connection to the murder of Francis Opolot during Christmas. Unknown people hacked Opolot to death at his residence in Akunyuko village, Kachumbala sub county on Christmas last year. This led to the …

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MPs Ssewanyana, Ssegirinya protest ban on visitors in prison

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament Allan Ssewanyana and Muhammad Ssegirinya are protesting a ban on visitors to Kigo prison where they have been incarcerated for the last five months. The MPs raised the concerns while appearing before the Masaka Grade One Magistrate Christine Nantege via video conference …

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Police recover body from septic tank, arrest two in Makindye

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Katwe Police Division is holding two suspects on allegations of strangling a man to death and dumping his body in a septic tank. The Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire has identified the suspects as Naomi Tumwine and Norman Muhangi, both residents of …

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Court rules murder suspect Mathew Kirabo has a case to answer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Mukono has ruled that Mathew Kirabo has a case to answer in the murder of Desire Mirembe, a former Makerere University medical student. Court presided over by Justice Henry Kaweesa Isabirye on Friday, made the decision after the defense team led …

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Three arrested over brutal murder of businessman

Apac, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three suspects are in custody at Apac central police station in connection to murder. The suspects are George Okello 33, Fredrick Otim 30, and another only identified as Joseph. The suspects were picked up on Thursday in connection to the brutal murder of Innocent Anyeme, …

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New CID boss tasked to reinvestigate murder of nine family members

Kyotera, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The family of nine people who were murdered in Kyotera, together with the district leaders have tasked Maj. Tom Magambo, the new Director of Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID, to re-investigate the case for justice. The appeal came up on Wednesday when the family held prayers for …

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