UPDF Major found dead in hotel room, robbed of Ugx 24M

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KAMPALA– All is not well in the Uganda People’s Defense Forces UPDF following the death of Joseph Mukuraine, an officer at the rank of Major.

Maj Mukuraine was on Thursday found dead in a Birunga lodge, Kiwatule a Kampala suburb.

Information gathered by this reporter indicates that the deceased arrived at the lodge on Tuesday and booked a room for three days.

On the second day (Wednesday), he left in the morning but asked management not to giveaway his room, he would later return in the evening.

On Thursday (yesterday) the management was notified by the cleaner that the Major was not opening his room.

At around midday, management of Birunga broke into the room only to find the soldier lying lifeless in the bathroom.After notifying authorities, several military trucks stormed the premises and soldiers rounded up everyone and taken to unknown destination.

We have also learnt that Major Joseph was the manager of Wazalendo, a UPDF SACCO, Entebbe branch.

While leaving Entebbe, records show that he signed for Ugx 24 million which was not recovered.

Police and the army have kicked off investigations to ascertain the cause of his death.