Police in Isingiro have launched a manhunt for a soldier who is on the run for shooting his colleague to death over a woman.
The suspect has been identified as private James Omeri Kamarendi from the 29 Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF Battalion.
Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson, says Kamarendi is wanted for shooting to death Private Laurence Bwire also from the same battalion around 2 am Wednesday.
Kasasira, says that the two soldiers were guarding Generous Tumuhimbise, the LC 1 Chairperson of Kitooha cell Kahenda Parish in Bireere sub-county in Isingiro district.
Preliminary investigations show that the two soldiers have been feuding over the woman who has been a house help for Tumuhimbise, which sparked a fight leading to the shooting.
Tumuhimbise, says that she wasn’t aware of the affair between her house-help and bodyguards.
Police are working with the UPDF to hunt down the suspect who is at large, they recovered two cartridges from the scene and exhibits. Kasasira says
She got the guards last year after she complained to the President that her life was in danger due to her political affiliation with the NRM party.
The deceased’s body is lying at Mbarara Regional Referral hospital mortuary pending a postmortem. #gunviolence #crime #bloodshed