New Vision (Kampala)

13 December 2012

Uganda: UPDF Soldier Kills Barber in a Sex Row

A Uganda People's Defense Force soldier is on the run after reportedly shooting dead a 35-year old salon operator in Sirminino village, Buswale Sub County in the eastern district of Namayingo.

Ben Osinde reportedly shot Robert Mangeni dead after he found the latter having sex with his wife.

According to one of the residents, Juma Sitokota Osinde had earlier cautioned the deceased to leave the soldier's wife, Betty Namuganda, an office messenger at Namayingo town council in vain.

Sitokota said Osinde who arrived two weeks ago secretly discovered that his wife had abandoned their marital home in Sirimino village and was living with the deceased in Namayingo town council.

He reportedly instructed her to return back home but Namuganda later invited the deceased at their home to spend the night.

Sirimino LC1 chairman Peter Onyango said Osinde came at about 4:00am yesterday but his wife refused to open the door for him. He said Osinde forced the door open and shot the deceased five times in the stomach killing him instantly. Police took the body to Namayingo Hospital for postmortem.

The police spokesperson for the south eastern region Samson Lubega said investigations into the matter were underway but that the suspect had not yet been apprehended.

He said Namuganda is believed to have taken advantage of the darkness to escape and her where about were still unknown.

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