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Former UPDF soldier killed in Bushenyi.

Police in Bushenyi district has mounted a search for an assailant who stabbed a retired Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF-NCO) soldier to death.
The deceased was identified as Sarapio Mawanda and a resident of Bucuma cell, Kigoma ward, Kigoma – Kizinda Town council in Bushenyi district.
The murder case was reported to police by Natukunda Bridget 28, a resident of Kigoma Kizinda Town council in Bushenyi district.
The Police visited the crime scene with a team of detectives together with Canine and Soco whereby the Canine tracked up to about 300 meters leading officers to an open un-occupied room where they found opium seeds and then moved to the gardens of the deceased and stopped behind his hotel.
The Greater Bushenyi Police spokesperson SP Marcial Tumusiime confirmed the incident stressing that statements were recorded from relevant witnesses, sketch plan drawn and the body was taken to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital mortuary pending Postmortem examination.
Furthermore, the deceased was found in his house lying down in a pool of blood at the behind entrance corridor besides his bedroom and dining with multiple deep head and neck injuries caused by a yet to be identified sharp object.
All the documents of the deceased were found in his pocket apart from a money pass which was found beside his body and a broken door glass at the sitting room which was probably the entrance and exit of the assailant.
According to his employee, Jackson Tumusiime, the deceased left his hotel at around 10pm with him, when they returned he fed pigs and then entered the house from the back door and the casual worker proceeded to his room but shortly he heard the deceased making an alarm as someone was cutting him.
It’s said that from there, Tumusiime opened his room and had the assailant opening too which forced him to run to the kitchen and take cover and the assailant looked for him but could not trace his hideout and left.

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