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UPDF soldier wanted for shooting sex worker

Police is hunting for a Uganda People's Defense Forces soldier for shooting and injuring a commercial sex worker in Kisoro district.  

Andrew Niwagaba, who is attached to the 35th Battalion Nyakabande in Nyakabande sub-county in Kisoro district, is wanted for shooting and injuring Annet Uwimana, a commercial sex worker at one of the pubs in Russia village in the Central Division of Kisoro municipality.  

Russia is a popular hub for commercial sex workers in Kisoro municipality. Charles Okotto, the Kisoro district police commander, says the soldier shot Uwinana around 03:00am in the wee hours of Monday morning. According to Okotto, it all started when Niwagaba found Uwimana dancing with another unidentified reveller. 

He says the suspect who was armed with an AK-47 rifle, opened fire shooting Uwimana on the right shoulder before fleeing into hiding. Ely Maate, the Kigezi region police spokesperson, says Uwimana was rushed to Kisoro hospital where she got admitted. 

Maate, who condemned the incident, says they have launched a manhunt for the suspects in liaison with the military. Police have opened inquiries at Kisoro police station vide SD number 03/24/03/2019.

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+2 #1 WADADA roger 2019-03-25 19:26
Was Niwagaba having a serious relationship with Uwiman, for whatever reason, this guy is such a big fool, real men dont fight for women like Uwimana.

Matters are made worse that she is a known slut who makes a living through prostitution . Thankfully, he shot the woman and not the innocent man who was dancing with her.

Now he has a case of attempted murder hanging around his neck. The Police should also establish how an armed man could have been allowed into a bar, management should also give answers..
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0 #2 kabayekka 2019-03-26 12:32
The trauma which these soldiers go through in their service to the nation, is making them African social psychopath.

They are unable to become normal human beings in their communities unless the Uganda Army obtain a modern hospital for their treatment.

The Uganda Army must stop taking its African citizens serving in the army as cheap outcasts that cannot make a decent, and successful life after leaving the African military institution.
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0 #3 rubangakene 2019-03-26 19:04
I wonder whether these soldiers are debriefed properly when they come back from Somalia or Sudan.

I know they are given wads of cash on return; what happens when this cash runs out,eh?

After the second World War, soldiers used to dance on burning charcoal/wood as a means of driving out the 'demons' of war.
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