Four soldiers of Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) in Bushenyi District have been arrested over murder and rape allegations.
The four yet to be known soldiers were picked up from Kyabugimbi on Saturday afternoon.
Mr Martial Tumusiime, the Greater Bushenyi Regional Police Spokesperson, confirmed the arrest and said the soldiers allegedly shot to death Vincent Tumuhirwe, a resident of Kyeigombe village on Friday evening.
He however, declined to divulge the identities of the suspects for fear of jeopardising their investigations, saying others are still on the run.
Ms Jackline Arisiima, an eyewitness, said she saw men in UPDF uniform on patrol enforcing curfew shooting and killing the victim.
“We were heading home at around 10pm. We met these men who were putting on UPDF uniform, I was behind that man I saw them beat him and later I heard a gunshot then I ran away,” she said.
Kyeigombe Village LC I Chairperson, Charles Muhwezi says the soldiers also allegedly raped a 22-year-old woman in his area.
UPDF second Division Spokesperson, Maj.Charles Kabona said they have sent a team of investigators to probe the allegations levelled against the soldiers.