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Civilian shot dead by UPDF Soldier

Man Jose Kayima

A Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) soldier has been held for allegedly shooting dead a civilian in Bukwo District.

The suspect identified as Corporal Lawrence Sibiwa of the 51 Infantry Battalion is currently in UPDF custody after he killed one Fred Kwemoi, a 34-year-old resident of Taboswet village in the eastern district.

Maj Isaac Oware, the third division spokesperson revealed that Kwemoi (the victim) was intercepted and shot at 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,” Okware said as quoted by Daily Express

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