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UPDF Major Shot Dead In Luwero

Abubaker Ssematimba, the Chairperson of Kikyusa sub county, says that two assailants riding a motorbike attacked Mwesigye between 9:00 and 10pm on Sunday and shot him in the stomach while he was locking his car after returning home.


Police and Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) are investigating the shooting to death of a senior army officer in Luwero district.

Major Noel Mwesigye whose area of deployment is not yet established was shot dead at a private residence located at Masinga village in Kikyusa sub county in Luwero district.

Abubaker Ssematimba, the Chairperson of Kikyusa sub county, says that two assailants riding a motorbike attacked Mwesigye between 9:00 and 10pm on Sunday and shot him in the stomach while he was locking his car after returning home.

Ssematimba added that the assailants run away with his pistol before they attacked another person, Rajab Sseruwu, a resident of Kyakatula village and robbed him of 450,000 shillings which he had earned after selling his coffee.

Ssematimba adds that residents rushed Major Mwesigye to Holy Cross Health Centre III in Kikyusa town but he died on arrival.

The army leadership has since transferred the body to Bombo Military Hospital for post-mortem.

Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso, the UPDF spokesperson, said that investigations are underway to identify the assailants as well as their motive.

“Its true that our senior officer was gunned down by unknown assailants but I am yet to get details on the deceased officer and the incident,“ Byekwaso told URN Reporter on phone.

In December last year, John Musisi, a Primary School teacher and a resident of Mulajje village in Bamunanika Sub County, was shot dead in broad daylight. 

In August last year, Musa Katinda Bisaso, a resident of Tweyanze village in Katikamu Sub County, was also shot dead in a suspected land wrangle with his brothers. 

Police arrested two soldiers attached to the Special Forces Command-SFC at Nakasongola Cantonment who were allegedly hired to kill Katinda. They were identified as Private Jackson Apiku and Sadiq Olobo. The duo was allegedly hired by the deceased's own sibling. The two are facing murder charges in the Court Martial.

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