UPDF soldier wanted for shooting sex worker

Police is hunting for a Uganda People's Defense Forces soldier for shooting and injuring a commercial sex worker in Kisoro district.  

Andrew Niwagaba, who is attached to the 35th Battalion Nyakabande in Nyakabande sub-county in Kisoro district, is wanted for shooting and injuring Annet Uwimana, a commercial sex worker at one of the pubs in Russia village in the Central Division of Kisoro municipality.  

Russia is a popular hub for commercial sex workers in Kisoro municipality. Charles Okotto, the Kisoro district police commander, says the soldier shot Uwinana around 03:00am in the wee hours of Monday morning. According to Okotto, it all started when Niwagaba found Uwimana dancing with another unidentified reveller. 

He says the suspect who was armed with an AK-47 rifle, opened fire shooting Uwimana on the right shoulder before fleeing into hiding. Ely Maate, the Kigezi region police spokesperson, says Uwimana was rushed to Kisoro hospital where she got admitted. 

Maate, who condemned the incident, says they have launched a manhunt for the suspects in liaison with the military. Police have opened inquiries at Kisoro police station vide SD number 03/24/03/2019.

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