UPDF soldier shoots wife dead, kills self in Kitgum

KITGUM, UGANDA: The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) in Kitgum are actively investigating circumstances under which one of the army officers shot himself dead after gunning down his wife in a homicide incident registered in Kitgum district.

Deputy Defence spokesperson, Col Deo Akiiki confirmed the incident which occurred on Tuesday at around 10 am when Henry Odwani attached to the 5th division of the UPDF in Kitgum district committed the act.

“Yesterday(Tuesday) at 10 am, at Kurukuba Dettac in Madiope Sub-county in Kitgum district Odwani Henry shot and killed his wife Imalingat Grace and later killed himself. Investigations to ascertain the motive of this unfortunate incident is ongoing,” Col Akiiki said.

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Col Akiiki condemned the act but implored soldiers to utilize the army’s psycho-social support officers who are currently deployed across all Units and formations plus Political Commissars to solve any type of domestic misunderstandings without including the use of weapons.

The incident comes barely a month when a similar incident was recorded in Fort Portal when a UPDF soldier shot two of his colleagues dead and injured another after an altercation among them.

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Read full story here: UPDF soldier on the run after shooting two colleagues dead in Fort Portal

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