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Police officer killed in Kasangati shooting laid to rest

By Cecilia Okoth

Added 14th September 2016 09:13 AM

Peter Aulet joined the Uganda Police Force in November 2011

Peter Aulet, the Police officer who was slain in the Saturday Kasangati shooting, was on Tuesday laid to rest in Opokoro village, Atira sub county Serere district.

The 34-year-old met his death at Far Reaching Import and Export Company in Kasangati, Wakiso district on Saturday morning while trying to rescue a civilian Godfrey Kato who had been shot by armed men.

According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima, two suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder and are currently under police custody at Central Police Station.

Aulet joined the Uganda Police Force in November 2011 and was promoted to the rank of Corporal in 2014.

"He has held that position up to the time he died," he said.

Kayima said the other police officer David Akongel, and a taxi driver, Moses Sejjuko who were victims of the shooting are steadily improving.

Aulet and Akongel were shot at as they tried to rescue Kato. Preliminary reports indicate that when the officers heard gunshots, they abandoned their daily routine and attempted to repulse the armed men in vain.

Kato died from the gunshots and the assailants fled the scene with the guns of the injured officers.

Aulet is survived by a wife and children.

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