BREAKING! Man shot dead by UPDF soldiers in Bushenyi

BUSHENYI – Authorities in Kyabugimbi Sub County, Bushenyi District, have accused UPDF soldiers of shooting dead a resident during curfew.

Speaking to this website, a resident said that UPDF soldiers shot dead Vincent Tumuhimbise on Friday night  in Nyakiborera village in yet unclear circumstances.

Vincent Tumuhimbise, who was shot dead

He said that the UPDF soldiers have been guarding the stone quarry belonging to Mota Engil, a road construction company, in Kyeigombe village.

According to residents, the soldiers are not deployed to enforce the curfew on Covid-19 but have also been staging their own road blocks and demanding money from people.

“We believe that these are the circumstances where the resident was shot dead,” he said.

The view of stone quarry in Kyeigombe village, Bushenyi district where the UPDF officer guards

The UPDF leadership was not immediately available for a comment.

Earlier, residents had staged demonstrations after debris emerged from the stone quarry contaminated water sources, farm lands and caused huge cracks in their houses. Following this, the soldiers were deployed at the stone quarry.

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