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Businessman found dead in Rukungiri lodge

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Rukungiri have launched investigations into the circumstances under which a 34-year-old businessman was found hanging inside a room at JB Lodge located along Rubabo road in Rukungiri municipality. The deceased has been identified as George Ambasize, a resident of Mugamba village, Kyaruyenje parish, …

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Leaflets dropped threatening lives cause panic in Rukungiri

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Panic and tension has continued to mount among the residents of Buyanja sub county in Rukungiri district after unknown thugs dropped leaflets threatening to kill people within the area. The threatening leaflets have been found in Kisharara cell, Rubanga parish, Buyanja sub county in Rukungiri …

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Rukungiri PWDs, district feud over land

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A land dispute has erupted between Rukungiri district officials and People with Disabilities. Last month, Rukungiri district officials gave out 203 acres of land located in Kikomo village, Bwambara parish, Bwambara sub county adjacent to Bwambara sub-county headquarters to Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) to establish …

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Leaders in Kigezi renew demand for hospital in Rubanda, Rukungiri

  Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in Kigezi are demanding the establishment of a government hospital in the districts of Rubanda, Rukiga, and Rukungiri. The leaders argue that due to the lack of government hospitals in the three districts, all Covid-19 patients that need special management are taken to …

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One dead, two injured by lightning in Rukungiri

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 58-year-old man has been struck dead and two others injured by lightning in Rukungiri district. The deceased was identified as Patrick Gareeba, a resident of Nyakitabata village in Bugangari sub-county. Emily Kyoheire, an area resident told our reporter that the tragedy occurred in Mukatooma …

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Rukungiri man arrested for killing son over UGX 5000

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Rukungiri is holding a man accused of killing his biological son over Shillings 5000. Elly Maate, the Kigezi Regional police spokesperson identifies the suspect as 68-year-old Eric John Magara, a resident of Maaya cell, Kitimba ward, Western division in Rukungiri municipality. The deceased …

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Banana rust thrips disease spreads to Rukungiri

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Rukungiri district are worried about their plantations following the spread of the banana rust thrips disease to their area. The disease has affected several banana plantations in Nyarushanje, Buyanja and Nyakagyeme sub counties. The disease has also ravaged several banana gardens in the …

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Rukungiri woman and sons held over father’s murder

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Rukungiri district have in detention three family members on allegations of killing their family head. Elly Maate, the Kigezi region police spokesperson identified the deceased as Godfrey Mugisha, 58, resident of Kahimbi cell, Kikarara parish, Bwambara sub county in Rukungiri district. Those in detention …

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