Four UPDF soldiers charged for killing Benon Nsimenta

Four soldiers identified as Pte Abraham Lokwap, Pte Jackson Nyero, Pte Joel Otim and Lt. Talent Akampurira, all attached to the 6th Mountain Brigade Battalion (Hima, Kasese) were on June 29, 2020 arraigned before the Mountain Division of the court martial chaired by Col. Felix Nyero at Karusandara in Kasese District. PHOTO BY ENID NINSIIMA

Four Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldiers have been charged with the murder of Benon Nsimenta, a lay reader who was shot dead in the wee hours of June 24 at Hima in Kasese District in western Uganda.
Nsimenta’s widow, Allen Musimenta, told Daily Monitor on June 24 that she was with her husband on a motorcycle at around at around 7am heading to the garden in Kanamba village in Karusandara sub-county when they met soldiers at Karungibati along Hima-Kasese road, one of whom shot her husband at close range.

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