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UPDF Soldier Stabbed In Kasese

A Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldier has been stabbed to death in Kikorongo trading centre near Kasese town. This comes just a day after 75 people were killed in separate attacks in Kasese and Bundibugyo districts at the weekend. Two soldiers and two police officers were killed.
A Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldier has been stabbed to death in Kikorongo trading centre near Kasese town.

 

Private Vincent Kawalina was found dead in Kikorongo, some 8km from Kasese town along Kasese-Bushenyi highway.

 

Kasese district Police Commander Michael Sabila says Kawalina was stabbed to death on Monday night hours after he reportedly had a quarrel in a nearby drinking joint.

 

Attached to 2nd Division in Mbarara, Kawalina was guarding a company working on a new power line along the Kasese-Bushenyi highway. He was residing in Kikorongo Trading Centre.

 

At least two people have been arrested in connection to the incident, but the police are reluctant to reveal the names of the suspects.

 

UPDF 2nd Division spokesperson, Lt Ninsiima Rwemijuma, says the deceased was not armed at the time of the attack and that his death is not linked to the ongoing killings in Kasese and Bundibugyo districts.

 

At least 75 people have been killed in separate attacks in Kasese and Bundibugyo districts at the weekend. The police and army say the attacks are a result of tribal tension between the Bamba, Bakonzo and Basongora.

 

Lt Ninsiima Rwemijuma told the media on Monday that 55 of those killed in Bundibugyo were part of the group that attacked a police station, military barracks, a bank and the Resident District Commissioner’s home.

 

Two soldiers and two police officers were also killed in the attacks. The dead police officers have been identified as Wilson Mugume Bataka, the officer-in-charge Bundibugyo Police Station, Constable Swaibu Aliga and Jacob Muhindo, a police man killed in Kasese. The soldiers are Corporal Grace Nabimanya, Sergeant Peter Kirungi.  

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