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FDC wrangles in Rukungiri a blessing to NRM leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement- NRM party leaders in Rukungiri district have expressed optimism that the internal wrangles in the opposition Forum for Democratic Change – FDC is a blessing to their party. Rukungiri, the ancestral home of former FDC presidential flag bearer, Dr Colonel Kiiza …

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Suspect dies in police cells in Rukungiri

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rukungiri police have opened a general inquiry file to investigate circumstances surrounding the death of a suspect in the cells of Ruhinda police post. The deceased suspect is Moses Bahati, a resident of Kajunju cell in Ndere parish in Ruhinda sub-county. Bahati was picked up …

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Woman, 84, killed after receiving sh100,000 under SAGE

  Rukungiri, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Unknown assailants have killed an elderly woman in Rukungiri district shortly after receiving her stipend of Shillings 100,000 under the Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment (SAGE). The deceased is 84-year-old Joy Nyinarubuga, a resident of Kajwamushana cell in Kicwamba parish Ruhinda sub-county in …

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UMSC approves split of Kanungu Muslim community from Rukungiri

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) has approved the separation of Kanungu Muslim district from Rukungiri. According to Hajji Ramadhan Mugalu, the UMSC secretary-general and acting secretary for information, the Muslim community requested for autonomy five years ago. Mugalu says that Kanungu Muslim community argued that …

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Tumukunde procession teargassed in Rukungiri

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Teargas today rocked Rukungiri as anti-riot police and army battled a section of boda boda riders who were in a procession to welcome to Independent presidential candidate Gen. Henry Tumukunde as he arrived to launch his campaign in Kigezi sub-region. Tumukunde arrived in Rukungiri at …

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Rukungiri gets new district service commission

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rukungiri district has got a new district service commission following the expiry of the term of office for the incumbent commission seven months ago. The new members are Cleophas Tiwaitiu as chairperson, Rwandembo Mugisha, Jackson Baryamwihaho and Beatrice Namara. Tiwaitiu replaces Stanley Munabi whose term …

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Rukungiri district receives 25,000 face masks for learners

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rukungiri district has received 25,000 face masks for learners in candidate classes. The face masks were delivered in fulfillment of a pledge made by the Ministry of Education to aid learners as classes resumed amidst coronavirus disease pandemic. While handing over the face masks, Dan …

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MP Roland Kaginda defeated in FDC party primaries

Rukungiri , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Roland Mugume Kaginda, the incumbent Rukungiri Municipality Member of Parliament has been defeated in the Forum for Democratic Change- FDC party primaries. Kaginda lost to Dr Wallen Niwagaba Tumwiine who polled 130 votes against Kaginda’s 62 votes while Ingrid Turinawe, the National political …

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Congolese kidnappers demand for UGX 4M to free 10 Ugandan fishermen

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Congolese militias holding ten fishermen they kidnapped from Lake Edward in Rukungiri district are demanding for a ransom of Shillings 4 million to release them. The fishermen were rounded up on Monday evening by the Congolese militiamen when they ventured into the lake to check …

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Five family members arrested for killing veteran UPDF soldier

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Rukungiri district is holding five people in connection to the killing of a veteran Uganda Peoples Defense Forces Corporal Ambrose Nabimanya. The deceased is a resident of Kashegu village in Nyakagyeme sub-county, Rukungiri district. According to Noah Bigabwomwe, the deceased’s relative, Nabimanya …

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