A Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) soldier survived being lynched by students after he was caught sneaking into a girl's dormitory at Daystar Christian Based Secondary School in Hoima town.
Geoffrey Kilama who is attached to the Mubende UPDF Detach is now nursing injuries following students' beatings. He allegedly accessed the dormitory after climbing over the perimeter wall.
When he entered the dormitory, the girls made an alarm that attracted male students and security guards who arrested Kilama. Kilama tried to escape from the students but was overpowered. The rowdy students pounced on him and he sustained severe injuries on the head, legs and hands. He is currently admitted at Hoima police health center IV.
Isaac Kiragwire, the school director says that it is the first time the girl's dormitory has been invaded by an intruder. He wants the police to investigate the motive of Kilama.
"As he was struggling to jump, the [barbed] wires cut him...The boys were coordinated, they chased him until they arrested him because he was not armed…We knew he was somebody who had come to rape the girls at that time because of the way he was - without even a trouser. He looked a very harmful person, so dangerous. So the students were even prepared to finish [kill] him only that a member of staff said lets not take the law in our hands
Kilama was reportedly in Hoima on official duty with a high ranking UPDF officer. He has been charged with criminal trespass under case number SD/03/27/9/2018.