The suspect soldiers, both privates, reportedly beat up the victim on suspicion of stealing a bag of cement.
PIC: Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima says the suspects are on the run
Police are on the hunt for two soldiers suspected to have beaten to death a man accused of stealing cement from a construction site in Mutungo, Kajjansi, along Entebbe road.
Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima, said the two soldiers (Rogers Kasigazi and Shaban Musinguzi) were guarding the construction site in Mutungo from where they nabbed Rogers Waiswa allegedly stealing a bag of cement.
The two UPDF soldiers, both privates, reportedly assaulted Waiswa before taking him to Mutungo police post, but police officers there advised them to take him to hospital first because he was in a bad state.
“The incident happened on August 15, 2017, when the late was brought to Mutungo police post and his accusers, now our suspects, claimed that he had stolen a bag of cement from the construction site where these soldiers are guards,” Kayima explained.
The police spokesman elaborated that since Waiswa appeared badly assaulted, police officers followed it up, but found Waiswa dead and the body abandoned.
Police took the body to Mulago for a postmortem and launched a hunt for the soldiers, who are now on the run.
“Sticks used to whip him (Waiswa) were recovered from the construction site. The two suspects (Kasigazi and Musinguzi) fled the home where they were staying but one person, Joel Akonyero, who had come along with the soldiers when they had brought Waiswa to police in Mutungo, was arrested to help with the investigations,” said Kayima.
Details about who owns the construction site which the accused soldiers were guarding are yet to be established.