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Suspected killer of Ruharo police OC shot dead in Mbarara

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel in Mbarara on Tuesday shot dead an army deserter alleged to be behind numerous murders and robberies in the area. Dick Tushemereirwe was killed from Rugarama cell, Biharwe division, Mbarara City North. Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi region police spokesperson says Tushemereirwe has been …

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Opposition calls for fresh investigation into human rights abuses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Shadow Cabinet has launched a fresh demand for investigations into the rights violations that characterized the 2021 general elections. Addressing their bi-monthly press conference, the Shadow Minister for Security, Derrick Nyeko said that in the absence of a conclusive investigation report on the violations that …

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Three gangsters confess to murdering district chairperson, SFC soldier

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three gangsters arrested by Crime Intelligence over the vicious murders in western Uganda have confessed that they strangled a Special Forces Command-SFC soldier in April this year. Assistant Superintendent of Police-ASP Charles Twine, the Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID spokesperson said the trio, Alleluia Bernard, Deus Tumuhimbise …

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MPs Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana granted bail

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Masaka has granted bail to Members of Parliament Allan Ssewanyana for Makindye West and Muhammad Ssegirinya for Kawempe North. The two MPs were arrested on September 7 after they were summoned to Masaka Central Police station over the killings in the greater …

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MPs Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana summoned over Masaka killings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID has summoned Members of Parliament Allan Ssewanyana of Makindye West Constituency, and Muhammad Ssegirinya of Kawempe North Constituency over the killings in the greater Masaka area. At least 26 people have been confirmed to have been killed by unknown assailants in …

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Elderly persons in Lwengo abandoning homes to evade machete assailants

Lwengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several elderly persons in Lwengo district have fled their homes following threats of attack by unknown assailants. At least seven homes in Kyoko, Mirembe and Kaganda villages in Kingo sub-county, Lwengo district have been abandoned due to the apparent state of fear caused by machete-wielding …

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Masaka murder suspects complain of torture in detention centres

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Suspects arrested in relation to the new spate of killings in the Masaka sub-region have pinned the security personnel for torturing them from the military detention where they were taken shortly after their arrest. The group was detained at Kasijjagirwa mechanized brigade based in Masaka. …

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Masaka murders: Buganda MPs want former security personnel profiled

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Buganda Parliamentary Caucus have resolved to pitch camp in Masaka city on Friday this week to assess the security situation following the persistent cases of murder in the greater Masaka region. The legislators resolved this in their caucus meeting held on Wednesday morning …

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