KAMPALA – Four Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldiers have been arrested on allegations of killing a man and raping a woman in Bushenyi District.
On Saturday, PML Daily broke the story of how residents of Kyeigombe Village were accusing of soldiers deployed at MotaEngil stone quarry of killing Vincent Tumuhirwe on Friday evening.
Maj Charles Kabona, the UPDF second Division Spokesperson, said the soldiers have been arrested while they have sent a team of investigators to probe the allegations of murder and rape.
Ms Jackline Arisiima, a witness, is quoted by URN as saying that she saw men in UPDF uniform on patrol enforcing curfew shoot and kill the victim.
We were heading home at 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, said the soldiers also allegedly raped a 22-year-old woman in his area.