A lay reader at Kogere archdeaconry in South Rwenzori Diocese in Kasese district has been shot dead by a Uganda People's Defence Force soldier. Benon Nsimenta was allegedly shot dead today at 6 am at Karungibate in Hima town council.
Godfrey Dembe, the Karusandara sub-county district councillor says that the deceased was shot dead by an unidentified soldier who was enforcing curfew guidelines which runs every day from 7 pm to 6.30 am. According to Dembe, Nsimenta who was riding a motorcycle was taking his wife to the garden in Karusandara sub-county when he was shot dead.
Nsimenta’s wife is admitted at Hima health centre III. Tsongo Masumbuku, the UPDF 222 Mountain Brigade spokesperson says that they are investigating the matter.
Nsimenta becomes the eighth victim to lose his life at the hands of security agencies implementing COVID-19 guidelines over the last 95 days. All the victims were either shot dead or tortured to death by soldiers, police officers or Local Defense Unit officers.