Gun Violence! Another Disgruntled UPDF Officer Shoots Dead Civilian


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Another Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) soldier has been arrested for killing a civilian in Bukwo district.

Corporal Lawrence Sibiwa attached to the 51 Infantry Battalion is currently in UPDF custody after he killed a civilian identified as Fred Kwemoi, a 34-year-old resident of Taboswet village in Bukwo district.

Maj Isaac Oware, the third division spokesperson confirms that the incident occurred last evening along Kapchorwa -Bukwo- Suam Road.

He says Kwemoi was intercepted and shot after a scuffle ensued between him and soldiers who were guarding road equipment for China State Construction Company.

“The incident occurred at around 21:00 (9 pm) along Kapchorwa – Bukwo road. It is alleged that Kwemoi Fred was intercepted and shot on suspicion as a scuffle ensued between him and the soldiers who were asked to guard road equipment,” Oware said.

This comes only two days after Cpl Avugo Lomuro, a member of the Airforce Evacuation Component attached to the Mountain Division Signal Department, shot and killed two of his colleagues and injured another in Fort Portal town, Kabarole District.

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