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Carjackers murder special taxi driver in Mukono

Mukono, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Mukono have arrested one suspect over the cold blooded  murder of a special hire driver with an intent of stealing his car. The 58 years old Nyenje resident in Ggoma in Mukono Municipality Christopher Batte died of fatal injuries on his head and …

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Investigate human head incident – Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has asked the police to expedite investigations into an incident in which a man was arrested with a human head at Parliament. On Monday, a 22-year-old man Joseph Nuwashaba, a resident of Kizinda, Bushenyi district was intercepted at …

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Teargas rocks Soroti city during NRM elections

Soroti, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Police have used teargas to disperse rowdy voters from four polling stations in Soroti East division during the NRM party primary elections. The affected polling stations are Kikandani, Acip, TesoIn and Moruapesur. The angry voters said to be supporters of John Robert Esaru, one of …

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IGP Ochola shuffles another 71 officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has made more transfers and appointments affecting 71 officers barely one week after he shuffled over 70 gazetted officers. Deputy police spokesperson Polly Namaye described the changes as normal and they affect several departments in the force …

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Two drown in Kampala city floods

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have recovered two bodies from the Nakivubo channel after today’s heavy downpour in Kampala. The two bodies were recovered near Total fuel station where they were carried by floods water from different parts of the city. Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango has identified …

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Woman arrested over defilement of 5 boys

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Masindi are holding a 24-year-old woman on allegations of defiling five boys. Police has identified the  suspect as Scovia Nyamusana, a resident of Kamurasi cell, Nyangahya division in Masindi district. The victims whose names have been withheld because they are juveniles are …

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Six family members arrested over child sacrifice

Luweero, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police in Luweero have arrested six family members of Manyama village over alleged sacrifice of their own child. The suspects have been identified as Hajarah Zawedde (43), Stephen Balikuddembe (33), Ibrahim Ashraf (60), Bashir Walugembe (21), Habib Musanja (29) and Musa Zeinuba, residents of Manyama …

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UPDF captain arrested for assaulting traffic officers

Hoima, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police in Hoima has arrested a Uganda People’s Defence Forces –UPDF officer for allegedly assaulting traffic officers. Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson identified the officer as Captain Sam Kaziiro attached to the Chieftaincy of Mubende Rehabilitation Center. It is alleged that Kaziiro on …

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