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Four Soldiers Arrested for Alleged Murder, Rape in Bushenyi

Martial Tumusiime, the Greater Bushenyi Regional Police Spokesperson, says the soldiers allegedly shot to death Vincent Tumuhirwe, a resident of Kyeigombe village on Friday evening. He however, declined to divulge the identities of the suspect for fear of jeopardising their investigations, saying others are still on the run.

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Four Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF soldiers in Bushenyi district are in trouble for alleged murder and rape. 

The four unnamed soldiers were picked up from Kyabugimbi on Saturday afternoon.     

Martial Tumusiime, the Greater Bushenyi Regional Police Spokesperson, says the soldiers allegedly shot to death Vincent Tumuhirwe, a resident of Kyeigombe village on Friday evening. 

He however, declined to divulge the identities of the suspect for fear of jeopardising their investigations, saying others are still on the run.  

Jackline Arisiima, an eyewitness, says she saw men in UPDF uniform on patrol enforcing curfew shoot and kill the victim. 

“We were heading home around 10pm. We met these men who were putting on UPDF uniform I was behind that man I saw them beat him and later I heard a gunshot then I ran away,” she said.  

 

Charles Muhwezi, the Kyeigombe Village LC I Chairperson, says the soldiers also allegedly raped a 22-year-old woman in his area. 

Maj. Charles Kabona, the UPDF second Division Spokesperson, said they have sent a team of investigators to investigate the allegations leveled against the soldiers.      

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