4 UPDF Soldiers charged with Murder over Kasese lay reader shooting

UPDF Soldier sentenced to 35 years in jail for shooting Kasese lay reader dead
Mountains division court sitting in Kasese

KASESE- Four UPDF officers accused of killing Benon Nsimenta, a church leader in Kasese District in western Uganda have been charged with the murder.

According to the UPDF spokesman Brig, Richard Karemire, they appeared before the mountain division court sitting in Kasese district and charged accordingly.

“The Mountain Division Court sitting in Kasese charged four UPDF personnel with murder of Benon Nsimenta.” Karemire said.

The charged who have been identified as  Abraham Lokwap aged 23, Joel Atim, Talent Akampulira and Jackson Nyero appeared before Mountain Division Court chaired by Lt Col Felix Nyero sitting at Karusandara in Kasese.

Benon Nsimenta a Lay reader of Kogere Church of Uganda, was shot dead while riding on a motorcycle together with his wife Allen to the garden along Karungibati on Hima-Kasese road.

According to Nsimenta’s wife, her husband was shot dead by security personnel guarding Hima-kasese highway which is under construction.

The UPDF soldier tried to stop the Lay reader for flouting COVID-19 guidelines since the President disallowed two people on a motorcycle.The soldier also accused of not wearing the mask.

The Lay reader however, didn’t stop which prompted the gunman to fire bullets killing him instantly.