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Former Rupiny journalist committed to high court for murder trial

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jonathan William Wamimbi, the Lira Grade One Magistrate has committed a former Vision Group reporter, Jasper Awio to High Court for trial for murder. He appeared before Wamimbi on Thursday for the mention of the case, in which he is accused of murdering his former girlfriend, …

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Two fishermen sentenced to 50 years in prison over murder

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High court in Mukono has sentenced two fishermen from Kayunga district to 50 years in Luzira prison for murdering their colleagues. Justice Margret Mutonyi delivered the verdict when she found Francis Zarika and James Kirimunda guilty of murdering Robert Kibi and Bete Mugerima, following …

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Police officer arrested for shooting suspect dead

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Lira city has arrested their own, Raymond Esanyu for murdering a suspect. Esanyu, an officer attached to Starch Factory Police Post in Lira City West Division was arrested after he allegedly shot dead a 29-year-old man during night patrol. The deceased has been …

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LCI Chairperson arrested after murder of woman in Kwania

Kwania, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seven suspects are being held in custody at Kwania Central Police station to help investigations into the gruesome murder of a 40-year old woman. The body of Hellen Akot,  a resident of Abei Landing site in Atule parish, Chawente sub-county, Kwania district was found …

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Two employees remanded over murder of co-worker

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two employees of Dembe Trading Enterprises Limited are on remand for murdering their colleague Mahad Mohammad. They are Uwera Zia Murekatete, a manager at Dembe Trading Enterprises Limited and the head of security Gideon Odeke, residents of Mbuya and Bukerere in Kampala and in Goma …

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Bubulo East polls: Police arrest Musila’s supporters for murder

Namisindwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two supporters of the Bubulo East Member of Parliament, John Musila in Namisindwa district are in custody at Mbale Central Police Station and Namisindwa police station for alleged murder. Rogers Taitika, the Elgon Region Police Spokesperson identifies the suspects as Apollo Wambwa, the driver of …

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Turkana county issues apology to Uganda over geologists killings

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Turkana County in Kenya has apologized for the recent murder of three Ugandan geologists in Moroto by the Turkana pastoralists. The Lokiriama Deputy County Commissioner, Yacob Tirop delivered the apology on Wednesday while handing over two guns that the warriors took after killing the …

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Six year old killed for picking soya beans in neighbors garden

Kibuku, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Kibuku district is investigating the murder of a six-year-old boy whose body was found dumped in a nearby soya-beans garden. The deceased is Sula Goso, a resident of Bugiri parish in Kasasira sub-county, Kibuku district. According to police, the minor who has …

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Former Rupiny reporter arrested for murder

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jasper Awio, a former reporter with Rupiny, a weekly luo publication under the Vision Group has surrendered to Ojwina police station in Lira City West division for murdering his longtime girlfriend. Awio walked into the police station days after the decomposing body of Monica Amongi, …

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