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UPDF soldier shoots dead wife, commits suicide

The soldier dead himself after killing the wife

The soldier dead himself after killing the wife

A Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldier, Cpl Collins Andebo shot dead his wife, Peroni Aturinda in Makindye military barracks and later committed suicide.

“The lady did not die instantly but she later succumbed to the wounds which she sustained on the arms. These two have been having issues where our political commissar in the barracks tried to intervene until today early morning when he killed his wife and then killed himself,” Col Deo Akiiki, the deputy UPDF spokesperson said. 

Andebo was guarding a minister’s home from where he escaped with a gun and killed his wife. Luke Owoyesigyire, deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson said Aturinda was also working as a support staff in the military barracks.

“It is alleged that this morning at approximately 7 am, Corporal Andebo Collins, armed with an AK-47 rifle and dressed in civilian attire, confronted Aturinda Peroni as she was boarding a motorcycle (boda-boda). He opened fire on her, resulting in her sustaining a shattered arm,” Owoyesigyire said. 

Andebo died on the spot after shooting himself in the mouth while Aturinda was declared dead upon arrival at Nsambya hospital's casualty ward. UPDF and Police have said that the couple had reached a point of separation because of endless domestic misunderstandings.

Aturinda and Andebo’s bodies were taken to Mulago hospital mortuary for a postmortem. So far, detectives have established that the couple’s relationship woes had taken more than five years.

“The team has since established that the duo had a history of relationship issues spanning approximately five years. Notably, the alleged killer's firearm was recovered, along with 13 cartridges from the scene,” Owoyesigyire said.

The incident comes just a day after female police trainee, Mercy Olowo stabbed her prison lover Wilfred Okori to death inside Luzira Prisons. Olowo who is currently detained at Jinja Road police division stabbed Okori after he threw her belongings outside their house for unknown reasons.


0 #1 kabayekka 2024-02-21 07:03
It is very frightening indeed for the public, who are not at all allowed to go near a tax payers armament, to be guarded by such characters.

They had been rehabilitated for many years by welfare military officials without any success.

But because this seems to be a government of grandfathers, bazzukulu, brothers, sisters and all, not much universal human discipline is expected!
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