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Sembabule Shooting: First Family Body Guard Trial Starts Before Army Court

The Court Martial sitting at the Sembabule district headquarters
The Court Martial sitting at the Sembabule district headquarters

A special army court has been convened to try three people, who on Thursday afternoon were arrested for shooting dead a civilian in Sembabule town.

The Division Court Martial of the Special Forces Command sat Saturday morning in at the Sembabule district Headquarters to try three suspects.

These are Police Constable Canan Nkamuhebwa who shot and killed Paul Tumukende, L/Cpl Johnson Abasa and Pte Able Katsigazi who were with Nkamuhebwa.

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The suspects before the court martial

The suspects before the court martial

The shooter, according to regional police spokesperson Lamech Kigozi is a bodyguard of a cousin of President Yoweri Museveni.

According to Army spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire,  the shooter is being charged with murder, while the other two with abetting a crime and conspiracy.

Kigozi says Nkamuhebwa shot Mr Tumukunde twice in the armpit, accusing him of slapping him. The deceased was a son of the area LC3 Chairperson Fred Karekure.

The court was fully parked

The court was fully parkedCou

Nkamuhebwa, who is attached to the Police Presidential Guard (PPG) of the SFC is being charged under Section 119 of the UPDF Act.

The court chaired by Lt Col Moses Emeru, was filled to the brim by local residents.

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