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Buliisa woman murdered over theft of UGX 600,000

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Buliisa are holding two suspects for allegedly murdering a woman over shillings 600,000. The suspects whose particulars have been concealed for fear of jeopardizing police investigations are believed to have connived with many others still at large to kill Florence Katusiime, 26, a …

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Kiryandongo man arrested for stabbing wife to death

Kiryandongo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kiryandongo have arrested a 40-year old man for allegedly stabbing his wife to death. The suspect identified as Joseph Lutaaya is a resident of Panyadoli village in Panyadoli parish, Mutunda sub county, Kiryandongo district. It is alleged that Lutaaya picked a quarrel with …

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CHRISTMAS: 21 Killed in bars, domestic fights

Sentekora Gaad, who was choked by food during an eating competition organized at Kibimbiri  Village Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Up to 21 people were killed on Christmas Day, a majority of them in bar brawls even though bars remain officially closed across Uganda. Several others were waylaid and …

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LC 1 chairperson arrested over murder of his wife

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Evaristo Musinguzi, the Kakyibaya A village local council one chairperson in Southern division, Rukungiri district is in trouble for allegedly murdering his wife. Musinguzi, 40, is currently locked up at Rukungiri police station on allegations of killing his wife Elizabeth Madina Nuwamanya, 27. Sam Katuramu, …

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Katuramu’s co-accused petitions high court demanding release

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Alex Twinomujuni, 50, has petitioned the High Court Civil Division in Kampala to release him unconditionally after completing his jail term for the murder of Tooro Prince, Happy Kijanangoma. According to his application, Twinomujuni contends that he was convicted to suffer death together with the …

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Three arrested for lynching suspected cattle thieves in Omoro

Omoro, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Omoro district are holding three men who led a mob that lynched three suspected cattle thieves in Lakwana sub county, Omoro district on December 15th. The trio identified as Simon Peter Opiyo, Jimmy Opiyo, and Charles Ocan allegedly led a mob that …

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Attacks on security personnel have political agenda: Police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The deadly attacks targeting security personnel could be politically motivated, a team of police officers probing the attacks has revealed. Last month, the Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola named a team led by Assistant Inspector General of Police-AIGP, Edward Ochom to probe the …

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DPP objects to Francis Onebe’s bail application

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions-DPP has asked the High Court in Kampala to deny bail to businessman Francis Onebe who is accused of murdering his wife. Onebe who is also an accountant is jointly charged with Bonny Oriekot, a private security guard …

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Two pastors remanded over ritual murder

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Jinja Grade One Magistrate Agnes Musiime, on Monday evening remanded Joseph Sserubiri, his wife Felista Namaganda, and Israel Buyinza, over causing the death of four year old Zabella Trinity Nakisuyi, in September 2021. The accused had been presented to court for the first mentioning …

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Police probes murder of four officers on duty

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have raised the red flag over the upsurge of ambush attacks on security personnel, following the murder of four police officers in the last few months. According to police records, four policemen have been killed in six deadly ambush attacks, and two Local Defence …

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