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P7 candidate gives birth during PLE

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 17-year-old girl in Serere district on Tuesday gave birth during the Primary Leaving Exams-PLE. The candidate from Kyere primary school, whose identity has been withheld because she is a minor was in the middle of her mathematics exam when her labour pains started. Herbert …

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Man arrested for sodomizing own son

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Serere have arrested and detained a 22 year old man for allegedly defiling and sodomizing his one and half year-old baby. The suspect has been identified as John Robert Ongadia, a resident of Sapir village, Ochapa town council, Serere district. It is reported …

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Serere man arrested for impersonating former LCV chairperson

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Serere police are holding a man accused of impersonating the former LC V chairperson, Joseph Opit Okojo. The suspect is 37-year-old Simon Odongo, a resident of Akumoi village in Pingire sub-county. He reportedly obtained Shillings 200,000 by false pretence contrary to the law. Odongo allegedly …

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Retired head teacher, wife found dead

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A retired head teacher in Serere district and his wife have been found dead. Francis Esiaru, 87, and Gabudesia Ikwam, 78 were discovered dead on Saturday by neighbors who were concerned that the old couple had not come out of their house since morning. …

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Iteso cultural leader laid to rest

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Iteso Paramount Chief, Emorimor Augustine Osuban Lemukol was on Saturday laid to rest at his ancestral home in Abilayep, Serere district. Osuban who died on February 5, at Mulago National Referral Hospital has been at the helm of Iteso cultural leadership since April 2000, …

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Six fishermen drown in Lake Kyoga

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six fishermen are feared dead in Serere district after drowning during stormy weather on Wednesday night. The fishermen had sneaked into the lake with illegal fishing gears like seine nets in small boats when they drowned. Those feared dead are Sam Okweny from Agule village, …

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LC I chairperson in Serere attempts to block Muntu’s rally

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A local council chairperson on Wednesday threatened to block Alliance for National Transformation- ANT presidential candidate, Gen. Gregg Mugisha Muntu from addressing residents in his cell. Simon Okot, the LC I of Kamod cell in Kamod town council, Serere district attempted to send away Muntu’s …

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Farmers count losses as water submerges roads in Serere

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Bugondo sub county, Serere district are counting losses as the condition of roads worsens due to the rising water levels from Lake Kyoga. For more than two months now, parts of major roads in Bugondo, Kadungulu, Labor and Pingire sub counties have …

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Unregistered fishermen in Serere resort to illegal fishing

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several fishermen who did not register in Serere district have resorted to illegal fishing after government lifted a ban on fishing in Lake Kyoga. In March, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries issued a directive to all boat owners along Lake Kwania …

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