By Fred Turyakira
MBARARA - A UPDF soldier has shot two people dead before turning an AK47 rifle on himself, instantly killing him in a bloody incident that has left a sounding sense of shock in his neighbourhood.
Private Robert Muhumuza, 35, was attached to Second Division, Makenke barracks in the western district of Mbarara and served as an escort to Kasese resident district commissioner (RDC).
The dead include his wife Doreen Nakiryowa, 28, and her friend Shallon Tumuhimbise, 30, in a suspected infidelity situation.
What is known is that the two women were inside a local bar in Rubiri village, Kakoba Division in Mbarara at the time of the horrific incident.
Nakiryowa was a business woman dealing in second-hand clothes, and also operated a local bar in Rubiri, where Tumuhimbise was working as a barmaid.
According to eye witnesses, Muhumuza came from the barracks and found his wife with other people watching TV in the couple’s house and ordered them out.
He then slammed the door behind them and opened fire, driving fatal bullents into his wife and the other woman.
It is reported that Muhumuza suspected that Tumuhimbise was linking his wife to other men.
South western region police spokesperson, Polly Namaye, said Muhumuza, locked the house where he shot dead his wife and her friend before ultimately taking his own life.