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2 UPDF Soldiers on the Run after Beating Civilian to Death

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Police are hunting down 2 UPDF soldiers who are suspected to have beaten to death a civilian in Mutungo, a suburb of Kampala.

According to Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Emilian Kayima; Pte. Rogers Kasigazi and Pte. Shaban Musinguzi fled after beating a one Rogers Waisa to death early this week.

“The 2 soldiers beat Waisa after accusing him of theft of a bag of cement from a construction site they were guarding,” Kayima said.

“They then brought him to Mutungo Police Post, but were advised to first take him to hospital because he was in bad condition.”

The police mouthpiece said the suspects, however, abandoned Waiswa before reaching the hospital, and he was recovered dead.

The body was, after recovery, taken to Mulago for a postmortem report.

“The sticks used to beat him have been recovered at the construction site as the hunt for the 2 soldiers has started,” said Kayima.

Kayima also revealed that one Joel Akonyero who had escorted the 2 soldiers has been arrested to assist in investigations.

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