According to information obtained by our reporter, while driviing through Queen Elizabeth National Park, about one kilometer to Ishasha border, two armed thugs dressed in plain clothes emerged from the bush and started shooting at the vehicle.
Katakwi District police Commander Peter Oduko says the student was mistaken for a suspected cattle rustler. Similarly, Captain Hebert Arinaitwe, the UPDF 3rd Division spokesperson says that the student defied a directive to identify himself and opted to run away from the soldiers who had mounted an operation in the area.
Court heard that on March 11, 2017 while at Makenke barracks in Mbarara district, Private Kayugano lured the minor into sex before eloping with her three days. Her aunt reported the matter to the authorities leading to the arrest of the soldier.
Namugongo Martyrs Shrine Rector Fr Vincent Lubega told Uganda Radio Network that over 300 pilgrims had been registered by yesterday evening. The pilgrims were from Malawi, Congo, Pakwach, Mbarara Diocese, Kabale Diocese, Kasese Diocese and Hoima Diocese. He says over two million pilgrims are expected to attend this years martyrs celebrations.
Hundreds of youth have turned up at Masaka Recreation Ground for the ongoing recruitment into Uganda Peoples Defence Forces -- UPDF. Only males who completed Senior Four in 2014 and 2015 are eligible according to Colonel JK Mukasa, the head of the recruitment exercise in the area.
Major Ronald Kakurungu, the 2nd Division Army spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network that the army decided to hold the trial in Kanungu district where the crime was committed. James Tumuheise, a relative to one of the gunshot victims, says the arrival of the suspect brought him hope that justice will prevail.
Trouble started after Namugera allegedly defecated in the community well with intentions of stopping residents from using it after he sold off the land to Moses Kakooza, the Buwunga sub county NRM chairperson.
He says the cyclists attacked Amanyire, took away his mobile phone and warned him never to talk to the woman again. Bakashaba says according to eye witness accounts Amanyire warned the cyclists that he would revenge.
The soldier is identified as Nelson Apita, a UPDF soldier attached to 5th Division and a guard at the residence of Colonel Innocent Oula, the newly elected Army MP. The other is Richard Akwar, a resident of Senior Quarters in Lira town.
A Uganda Peopleâ€™s Defence Forcesâ€”UPDF soldier committed suicide on Saturday after killing a mistaken identity in Nakapiripirit district. Private Sam Odongakara Olok, whose army service number is RA 223061, shot himself after he allegedly killed James Wandudu, a shop attendant at Komuriet trading centre.
The deceased had just returned from a peace Keeping mission in somalia. He picked a quarrel with colleagues at a bar from where he was seriously assaulted. he died five days later while being transported to Mulago National referral Hospital.
Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda, the UPDF spokesperson, told Uganda Radio Network on Wednesday evening that the decision was reached after General Sejusa continued to keep in hiding without any official communication to the army authority of his whereabouts.
Three suspected Karimojong warriors are in police custody at Moroto Central Police station for allegedly beating up and disarming a Uganda Peoples Defence Forces soldier at Nabwal village in Napak district.