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19:37
19:37

Suspected Smuggler Shot Dead in Busia 4

Wanjala was reportedly shot dead on Sunday night while attempting to resist arrest at Bubango village along Busia-Jinja High way in Bulumbi Sub County. He was accused of smuggling two cartons of baking flour from neighboring Kenya.
10:12
10:12

Thugs Raid Busia Health Center IV 1 3

Agnes Nabwire, one of the patients, says that she was shocked to wake up in the morning only to find that her bag containing a smartphone, Shillings 30,000 and clothes missing.
09:22
09:22

Masafu General Hospital Struggling with Non-Functional Incubators For 11 Years 2 3

Caroline Natoch, the nurse in-charge NICU room, says that the two incubators have problems of missing parts. They don’t produce required temperature and lack insulation that helps to give oxygen from the outside nose to the premature.
10:45
10:45

Child Trafficking On the Rise in Busia District 1 5

According to statistics more than 114 cases of child trafficking and disappearance have been reported from July to September 2021. The statistics indicate that in July 43 children below 15 years were trafficked, 34 in August, and 37 in September.
15:50
15:50

Two Arrested in Busia Over Murder of Money Changer 2

The suspects have been identified as Denis Omar 27, a resident of Abochete village, and Robert Omedi 26, a resident of Syonga village in Sikuda sub-county. They are accused of allegedly killing Steven Egesa, a money changer at Mawero Market.
10:54
10:54

Taxi Drivers, Boda-boda Riders Rush In Kenya For Petrol 1 3

In Busia district, a litre of petrol at a pump fuel station costs between Shillings 4,530 and 46,10 up from Shillings 3,670 while those vending in plastic bottles have hiked a liter from Shillings 3,800 to between Shillings 4,700 and 4,800.
12:35
12:35

Diabetic Patients Overwhelm Masafu General Hospital 4 1

Dr. Mathias Wabwire Panyako, the Busia District health officer says that the hospital registers over 120 new diabetes cases and at least two deaths monthly. Wabwire says that this is more than double the number of cases they registered previously
10:25
10:25

Black Twig Borer Destroys Coffee Plantations in Busia 3 5

Elizaphani Nkutu, the coffee extension officer-in-charge of the Busoga sub-region says that the pests have affected the Robusta coffee variety.
06:46
06:46

Armed Thugs Shoot Busia Money Changer 2

The deceased’s brother, Fred Bwire says that they were informed about the attack on his sibling by people at the scene. He says that upon their arrival, they found his brother in the pool of blood and tried to rush him to the hospital to save his life in vain.
19:55
19:55

Busia LCV Chairperson Orders Contractor to Redo Maternity Ward 1 3

Construction of the 300 Million Shillings maternity ward started in July 2020 and was supposed to end by July 2021. It was funded by the Ministry of Health under maternal health and child care services.
17:17
17:17

Village Chairperson Impersonator Arrested in Busia 1 3

The suspect has been identified as Ekisa Philip, a resident of Alupe village, Mawero parish in Buteba sub-county. He is accused of disguising as the Alupe village chairman, forming his village committee and forging the office stamp.
18:15
18:15

Youth Arrested for Stealing Impounded Goats at Busia Headquarters 2 2

The suspect has been identified as a 17-year-old Anthony Egesa Okello, a resident of Kisenyi A village in Western division of Busia Municipality.
08:45
08:45

Eight Covid-19 Cases Reported in Wagagai Gold Refinery 1 2

Two are casual labourers working in the refinery while the six Chinese nationals are managers.
15:55
15:55

Wagagai Gold Refinery Closed Over Suspected Covid-19 Cases 1 2

Dr Mathias Wabwire Panyako, the Busia District Health Officer says that they received reports that four managers at the refinery who are Chinese Nationals developed Covid-19 like symptoms.
17:59
17:59

Artisan Miners in Busia Living in Fear over Eviction 3 1

The Chinese investor is constructing a USD 200 refinery covering 300 acres of land in the four villages of Alupe, Agoriat, Akipenet, Amagoro in Mawero parish, Buteba sub-county.
12:08
12:08

Police Impersonator Arrested In Busia 2

Charles Wanyama Hasuben, the Buhehe Sub-county LC 3 chairperson, says that the suspect deployed himself in the Sub-county on October 10, 2021. He explains that upon arrival at Buhehe police station, the suspect claimed that the Busia District Police Commander had deployed him.
08:33
08:33

Teenage Girls In Busia Accuse Health Workers Of Harassment 5 1

Saraha Nabwire, a teen from Sikuda sub-county, says that they now fear approaching health workers in some health centers to seek advice because of their rudeness.
14:01
14:01

Woman Arrested in Busia Over Child Trafficking 2

The suspect has been identified as Annet Zahra, a resident of Seme village in Buhehe sub-county. She is accused of kidnapping a 13 year old girl with intention to traffic the minor to an unknown destination in neighboring Kenya.
14:19
14:19

Construction of Roads in Busia Stalls Over Structures Built in Road Reserve 3

Construction of the 3 Kilometers roads that started last month has since stalled on the 0.27 Kilometers- Kms Wanyama Bony road, and 0.65 Kms Ekaka road after residents constructed residential houses, wall fences on the road reserve. The owners of the structures are demanding compensation before works can proceed.
18:44
18:44

BUSIA CAO, RDC, Other Senior Officials Admitted After Food Poisoning 4

They ate the suspected food during the independence prayer breakfast held on Friday at the district headquarters. The food was supplied by a to hotel in Busia town.
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