A UPDF soldier in Hoima has gone on rampage, terrorizing his family members.
Private Moses Agaba, attached to Mbuya military Barracks, has for the last two months been terrorizing people in his home village of Kakooge in Musaijamukuru West parish Buhimba Sub County, beating up his relatives.
Irked by his actions, the family members have been forced to petitionthe Hoima Resident District commissioner, Martha Asiimwe seeking her intervention.
In their April 13, 2010 letter addressed to the Hoima Resident District commissioner, the 113 family members led by Philemon Rwabugahya, complained that Isingoma has become a threat to the the village.
The clan members argue that the UPDF soldier who claims to be on Pass Leave has continuously assaulted people, burnt their houses and property.
The victims include 69-year old Ana Mary Miryeri, Isingoma's aunt. Miryeri was beaten up and left with two broken legs. He also set ablaze two of her houseson fire and destroyed all her property. The old woman is admitted at Hoima hospital.
On February 26th, Isingoma is said to have attacked one Rwamwenge and vandalized his motorcycle.
The Residents allege that on April 9th, the soldier stabbed Godfrey Kyomuhendo, a resident of the same area with a sword injuring him.
The clan members have listed 11 criminal offenses they claim the soldiers have committed against them in the last two months.
They say that all the crimes have been reported to area leaders and police, but nothing has been done to apprehend the soldier.
Most of Isingoma's relatives have been forced to spend cold nights out for fear of being attacked by the irate soldier.
The RDC Martha Asiimwe has not commented on the petition. But Mercellino Wanitho, the midwestern regional police chief, has ordered for Isingoma's re-arrest.
Wanitho says Isingoma was arrested in February this year, for beating up an old woman. He was however released on police bond.
Wanitho says if re-arrested, the soldier will be subjected to a mental health test before he can be prosecuted for his actions.