Trial of Kanungu UPDF Shooter to Commence

The Uganda Peoples  Defense  Forces’ Second Division Court Martial is slated to commence hearing of the case where Lance Corporal Moses Katwesigye who is accused of opening fire and killing eight people including his wife, cheapest following a domestic misunderstanding.

Katwesigye attached to 307 Infantry Brigade Headquarters at Mburamazi village, Nyakinoni sub county Kanungu district on 21st April 2016 went on rampage and murdered the people after a fight with his wife, who he accused of an extramarital affair with another man in the trading center.

He first shot the wife Private Auma Sarah who was also a UPDF soldier, and Lance Corporal Byansi Salezio who tried to intervene.

He then escaped from the barracks with his riffle towards Kihihi Town Council while indiscriminately shooting at civilians along the way.

In the process the soldier killed six civilians; Maria Musimenta 38, Medard Byamukama 38, Oliver Tindiwensi Tugumisirize 48, Apofia Kyosimire 18, Victory Gumoshabe 07, and Ndahikiri Shafi 32, all from Kiruruma Village in Kihihi Town Council.

He also critically injured Dick Tumuheirwe, Emmanuel Mbaleke, Frank Twongyeirwe and another unidentified woman who was a visitor in the area.

Major Ronald Kakurungu the second division Spokesman says that the court martial is slated to sit in Kihihi town council starting 6th May 2016 to hear this case, now that the investigations are complete.

The army court will be presided over by the 2nd Division Court Martial Chairman Col. Godfrey Mujuni.

“If the witnesses are enough and are all cooperative, this should be a speedy trial,” the army mouthpiece told Chimpreports over the weekend.



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