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Mityana mob intercepts cattle thieves, burns motorcycle

Mityana, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Miseebe Central in Bulera Sub County, Mityana District are appealing for help to stop the rampant theft of livestock in their area. The appeal came after residents intercepted a group of suspected thieves who were carrying a calf and several goats allegedly …

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CCTV: Police track, recover 600 vehicles in 3 months

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police’s Directorate of ICT has said that in the last three months, the installed security Closed Circuit Television-CCTV cameras have assisted to track-down and recover at least 600 vehicles involved in different crimes  in the country. Speaking to Journalists at the National CCTV command …

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Accountant in Bududa arrested for forgery and theft of gov’t funds

Bududa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A sub-county accountant in Bududa district has been arrested over alleged of forgery and theft of government funds. Rogers Mangoye, the accountant of Nakatsi sub-county is in police custody following his arrest on Monday after he failed to respond to police summons issued last month. …

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Angry Mityana residents foil theft of animals

Mityana, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Nambute village in Bulera sub county in Mityana district have foiled the theft of their animals after intercepting a motor vehicle used by the suspected thieves. Led by their village chairperson Expedito Kyakuwa, the residents impounded the commuter taxi at a roadblock they …

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Village chairperson thrown out of office over theft of a pig

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There was drama in Makhonje Khanje village in Bumasikye sub county in Mbale district this morning when angry residents decided to vote out their area LC 1 chairperson for alleged theft of a pig. The residents faulted Robert Masaba for not being exemplary and immediately …

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Three nurses arrested for alleged theft of drugs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three nurses of Kawempe hospital have been arrested for allegedly stealing drugs. They were arrested on Thursday by a team of detectives from the State House Anti-Corruption Unit and the police. The head of the Statehouse Anti-Corruption Unit, Col Edith Nakalema identified the suspects as …

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Mob lynches unidentified woman for attempted motorcycle theft

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police are investigating circumstances under which a mob lynched an unidentified woman on accusations of attempting to steal a motorcycle from Derrick Mugabe, a boda boda rider in Namutumba town council on Tuesday morning. It is alleged that the deceased who was in the company …

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Budaka police arrest their own over robbery at EC offices

l Budaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Budaka police are holding two of their own in connection with the theft of property at the Electoral Commission offices. The suspects are police constable Vincent Emoru and Sergeant David Kuloba, both attached to Budaka Central Police Station. Budaka Resident District Commissioner Tom Chesol …

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Four arrested for robbing passengers in commuter taxis around Jinja

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Jinja city has arrested four suspects whom they accuse of robbing passengers during transit in commuter vehicles. The suspects who were arrested include; Saleh Balamya, Moran Kampi, Rodgers Magoola and Najib Mulindwa. The suspects reportedly hire different commuter taxis from their unsuspecting colleagues, …

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