The victim is a wife to a Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF soldier, who travelled to the barracks to nurse her ailing husband on Tuesday. The soldier whose identities have been withheld is reported to have suffered a mental breakdown and was admitted in the barrack’s health facility.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony of 590 soldiers who underwent a six months’ refresher course at college on Thursday at Gadaffi Garrison in Jinja, Katemba notes that, the number of trainees continue to rise however, the training structures are yet to be renovated.
The officers were equipped with skills in repairing small guns like pistols, AK-47, and other fighter riffles during peace support operations and wartime periods. The trained officers carry the mandate of safeguarding firearms in the different armoury where they shall be deployed by their respective commanders.
Maj. Gen. James Nakibus Lakara, the Commandant of the Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Center-URDCC who represented the Chief of Defense Forces, urged the trainees to train their colleagues on the health benefits of physical fitness without hesitation.