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Busia man arrested for poisoning his own two month old baby

Peter Wandera is currently in police cells at Busia central police station Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Busia district have arrested a man suspected to have poisoned his own two month-old baby while they were in Masafu hospital. The suspect has been identified as Peter Wandera, a 27 year-old …

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State witnesses contradict selves in murder case against traditional healer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two prosecution witnesses have today contradicted themselves in the murder case against Godfrey Lukabya, a traditional healer. The state accuses 58-year-old Lukabya of unlawfully killing a one Moses Kalikwani in June 2019. While presenting its case this morning, the state produced four witnesses. They included, Martin …

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Mwesigwa Rukutana acquitted of attempted murder charges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | State Minister for Labor Mwesigwa Rukutana has been acquitted of all charges stemming from a shooting incident in the just concluded campaigns. He was facing seven counts of attempted murder, threatening violence and malicious damage to property. Rukutana was arrested with three of his bodyguards from …

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Assailants stab traditional healer to death

Kamuli, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kamuli police are investigating circumstances surrounding the murder of a renowned traditional healer. Forty-year-old, Wasswa Kayizi was stabbed to death inside his shrine at Butabaala village in Southern division in Kamuli district on Wednesday night. His lifeless body was covered with bruises and open wounds in …

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Two arrested over brutal murder of a woman in Kagadi

Kagadi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police are holding two suspects in connection with the brutal killing of a woman in Kagadi district. The suspects whose particulars have been concealed for fear of jeopardizing police investigations were arrested over the weekend from various parts of Kagadi. The two suspects, one man …

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Housemaid charged with murder and aggravated robbery of her employer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 21 year old housemaid stands accused of committing murder and violent robbery. She is accused of murdering and robbing her employer, Phionah Tumusiime’s properties worth 12.6 million Shillings. Kahmiati Namaganda and others at large allegedly robbed Tumusiime’s two smartphones, three suitcases containing clothes, hair weaves, …

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Mob justice cases dropped in 2020

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of people killed by mob justice dropped in 2020. According to the report released on Monday, a total of 540 cases of murder by mob action were reported compared to 746 cases reported in 2019, giving a decrease of 27.6%. The report notes …

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Three arrested for beheading Kibaale man

Kibaale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kibaale police are holding three suspects in connection to the brutal murder of a 68-year-old man. The suspects are Anatole Mugisa, Denis Tumwebaze and Joyce Kemirembe. Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network on Thursday that the suspects are believed to have …

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