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KASSANDA: 2,500 cases of pregnancies after defilement in 10 months

Kassanda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Kassanda district have decried the increasing cases of defilement and teenage pregnancies following the COVID-19 induced closure of educational institutions. According to Kassanda District Probation Office, the district was tenth with a high defilement cases during the 2020 lockdown. The district registered …

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Woman raped and murdered in Kamwenge district

Kamwenge, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kamwenge district are investigating circumstances under which a 48 year-old woman was raped and murdered by yet to be known assailants. The deceased has been identified as Medius Ayebare, a wife to Fulgence Beyanga, all residents of Nyanchwamba1 cell, Masaka ward, Kamwenge town …

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Police arrest suspect over rape and murder of 10 year old

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Detectives from Jinja road police station have finally arrested a casual labourer who has been on the run after raping and strangling a 10-year-girl to death in Kinawataka suburbs in Nakawa division, Kampala district. The suspect is Gerald Sematiko, a resident of Katogo zone in …

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Police hunt suspect for rape and murder of 10 year old girl

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A casual labourer has raped a 10-year-girl in Nakawa division, a Kampala city suburb, and strangled her to death. The Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire identifies the suspect as Gerald Sematiko, a resident of Katogo zone in Kinawataka, Nakawa division in Kampala. The …

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Three arrested for raping 40 year old woman in Adjumani

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three men in Adjumani district are in police custody for allegedly raping a 40-year-old woman and leaving her unconscious on independence night. Alex Vuga Chandiga, the LC I chairperson of Rassia East village identifies the suspects as William Anyanzo Itraru, Godfrey Alumai commonly known as …

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Police rallies public to curb new wave of crime in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Gulu has rallied the public to back up their community policing efforts to curb a new wave of gang rape and defilement cases. This follows an increase in the activities of criminal youth gangs. The offenders flout restrictions on night movements, waylay …

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Boda boda rider arrested for alleged rape of seven female clients

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A boda boda rider accused of raping seven female clients and robbing them of their valuables is in police custody in Mukono district. The Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire has identified the suspect as 30-year-old Asumani Owere, a resident of Kitega village in …

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2,467 teenage pregnancies registered in Kabale

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persistent high rates of teenage pregnancies in Kabale district continue baffling the leaders. Monica Muhumuza Nzeirwe, Kabale District Probation Officer revealed to our reporter on Friday afternoon that her office recorded 1,867 cases of girls aged under 18 who were defiled and made pregnant between March …

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Man detained over murder of his wife and raped housemaid

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have arrested a man who killed his wife and the housemaid he was caught raping. Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire has identified the suspect as Shaban Musisi, a resident of Kasenge village in Kyengera town council of Wakiso district, who killed his wife …

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