Police, Army Kill Four In Kabarole

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The killings follow the death of Private Mulanda Muhammad , a Uganda Peoples Defence Force- UPDF soldier who was killed on Friday night by unknown people.

Four people have been killed by security officers in Kabarole district. 

The killings follow the death of Private Mulanda Muhammad, a Uganda People's Defence Force- UPDF  soldier who was hacked by unknown people on Friday night .

Mulanda's body was discovered by residents at Nyabuswa trading centre, Karanagura Sub County on Saturday morning at 8:30am. It had deep cuts on the chest and face. 

Mulanda, a resident of Nyabuswa trading centre and attached to the UPDF  3rd Division based in Moroto district, left his base on Thursday after being granted leave. 

On Saturday afternoon, the police and UPDF carried out an operation in Nyabuswa village to track down those responsible for Mulanda's death.

According to Lydia Tumushabe, the Rwenzori Region Police Spokesperson, they received information that the suspects were hiding in Nyabuswa hills. 
She explains that during the operation, security officers came under attack from a group of men in the hills wielding knives and machetes. 

Tumushabe says that in retaliation, the officers shot dead four people. She says that they can't reveal the identities of those killed since they didn't have any documents on them.

The army and police have deployed heavily in Nyabuswa. The killings follow a similar incident two months ago when five people among them two police officers were killed in Kabonero Sub County. 

The police officers were conducting the community policing programme. 


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Emmanuel Kajubu
Emmanuel Kajubu is proud to have been the first Ugandan journalist to write in depth pieces about the Tooro Kingdom institution. His knowledge of the inner workings of the Tooro Kingdom is what made him privy to the splits in the royal family. These splits almost challenged Tooro Omukama Oyo Nyimba Iguru's reign.

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