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Mbale FFU police commandant has passed on

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Samuel Okiror, the commandant of the police Field Force Unit in Mbale has died. Okiror breathed his last this morning at Embago clinic in Mbale city and according to family members, he was admitted at the same clinic on Saturday last week. He has …

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Teargas rocks Mbale as police battles imbalu supporters

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Teargas rocked Mutoto cultural grounds in Mbale district on Friday afternoon as police battled hundreds of people who had gathered for the launch of the traditional Bamasaba circumcision alias Imbalu. Police deployed at the cultural grounds to stop the launch for violating the ban on …

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Six injured as police battles crowds at imbalu initiation ceremony

Manafwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six people are nursing injuries sustained in a fierce clash between the police and locals who were holding the imbalu initiation ceremony in Manafwa district. The injured who are admitted at Mbale Regional Hospital include four police officers and two civilians. The injured were …

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Police returns impounded motorcycles to riders in Mbale

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Mbale has started handing back the motorcycles to riders that were impounded for flouting the Covid-19 presidential directives. Over 300 motorcycles were impounded and kept at Mbale central police station since the lockdown started in March this year. Most of the riders …

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Iganga chief magistrate’s vehicle knocks dead elderly woman

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Iganga Chief Magistrate’s official vehicle has knocked an elderly woman in Kapchorwa district. The deceased has been identified as 98-year-old Alima Yapkorya 98, a resident of Kasabel village Kasabel sub county. The Sipi region police spokesperson, Fredmark Chesang, says Yapkorya was knocked dead …

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