Justus Mugisha, a UPDF soldier attached to the Junior Staff College at Gaddafi barracks in Jinja has shot dead his wife, and also turned his gun against himself.
The incident occurred last night at around 8:00pm.
Ivan Kimalyo, the Jinja District Criminal Investigations Officer identifies Mugisha's wife as Oliver Yolyanaye.
Kimalyo explains that at about 8:00pm last night Mugisha asked for permission from his guard duties to go home for supper.
He says that shortly after, Mugisha's neighbors heard gun shots from his residence.
Kimalyo says that the neighbors rushed to see what had happened only to find Mugisha and his wife Oliver Yolyanaye lying in a pool of blood next to his gun.
He explains that Oliver Yolyanaye died as a result of excessive bleeding
He says that Yolyanaye's body was found with one bullet wound in the chest, while Mugisha had two.
Kimalyo says that preliminary investigations indicate that Mugisha shot his wife before shooting himself.
Jonathan Musinguzi, Jinja District Police Commander has refused to divulge further details into the murder saying it is a sensitive matter.
Police has sealed off the crime scene. Kimalyo says that the bodies of the deceased have been taken to Jinja hospital mortuary.