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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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Court dismisses bail application for Katumba shooting suspect

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice Paul Gadenya Wolimbwa has dismissed the bail application filed by Sheikh Siraje Yusuf Nyanzi, the prime suspect in the murder of the driver and daughter of Transport and Works Minister General Edward Katumba Wamala. He delivered the verdict in his ruling read by the …

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Murder charges preferred against Zombo barracks attackers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Charges of murder have been preferred against the 59 suspects who were arrested following the recent attacks on the Uganda People’s Defense Forces barracks located in Zombo district. The suspects, some of whom have been in detention since 2020, are charged with the deaths of …

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Woman in custody over alleged murder of co-wife

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Pader district has arrested a woman for allegedly killing her co-wife in Nekneno village, Atoo Parish. The suspect, Winnie Adoch allegedly stabbed Winnie Lawino to death using a knife in a cassava garden. Okot, a resident in the area reveals that the …

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