Two Soldiers Held Over Karuma Dam Shooting

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Major Telesphor Turyamumanya, the 4th Division Army spokesperson based in Gulu town, says the army has locked up two soldiers who were manning the check point at Karuma Trading Centre for questioning in connection to the incident.

The army is holding two of their own in connection to the shooting at Karuma power dam construction site, which claimed the life of Ronald Kizito, the security inspector of the site.

 
Kizito was hit by a stray bullet on Monday morning after UPDF soldiers opened fire in an attempt to arrest some workers accused of stealing material from the site.


 
Major Telesphor Turyamumanya, the 4th Division Army spokesperson based in Gulu town, says the army has locked up two soldiers who were manning the check point at Karuma Trading Centre for questioning in connection to the incident.
 

 
On Tuesday, Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region police spokesperson, said they were hunting for the soldiers. More than 20 casual workers who were arrested in connection to the scuffle that led to shooting are still in custody at Kiryandongo Police Station to help with investigations.

 

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Ronald Odongo
Ronald Odongo is the URN Bureau Chief Lira, Northern Uganda.A multimedia Journalist, Media trainer and investigative enthusiast. Lira,Apac,Dokolo,Oyam, Kwania, Otuke, Amolatar,and Alebtong districts fall under his docket. Odongo has been a URN staff member since 2012 though he had been a contributor since 2006.

Odongo started out as a bicycle reporter for Radio Unity in 2004. He was Radio Rhino FM's senior reporter, Luo news anchor and station producer between 2006 and 2011. Odongo started out as a freelance writer for Uganda Radio Network in 2006.

Odongo is particularly interested in reporting on community health, and education concerns. Good governance and human rights beats are dear to Odongo as a former Lord’s Resistance Army rebels captive 1996-1998.