A street child in Kasese has found a gun with 21 rounds of live ammunition.
The head of the Kasese criminal investigations department, Vincent Ebiot, says the 11-year-old boy stumbled across the weapon at a building site in Nyakasanga. He says the boy, thinking the package in which the gun was stored was stolen loot, tried to open it and was surprised to find ammunition there.
The child, whose name has been withheld by the police, called local council security authorities in Nyakasanga and the matter was reported by the police.
The Kasese District Police Commander, Christopher Kasalawo, says they were able to identify the gun because of the serial number engraved on it. He says it was stolen in November from Rukoki Remand Prison in Kasese.
Sergeant Julius Bwambale, an army officer attached to Rukoki Prison, was arrested by the police in connection to the stolen gun. He died in custody. Unconfirmed reports say he was severely tortured by the investigators.
The District Police Commander says another suspect has been arrested for the theft of the gun. He refuses to disclose the identity of the suspect because four other men implicated in the theft are still on the run.
In the meantime relatives of Sergeant Bwambale have petitioned President Museveni to come to their aid to investigate his death. In a letter dated December 7th, they say they are particularly unhappy that four police officer, arrested in connection to his torture have been released from jail.