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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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Man arrested over alleged murder of Kakumiro businesswoman

Kakumiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Kakumiro district has arrested a 38-year-old man for allegedly hacking to death a businesswoman. The suspect is John Tumushabe, a resident of Mukateebe village, Mwitanzige sub-county. It is alleged that Tumushabe with others still at large on Tuesday morning at around 3am, …

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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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