A soldier who declined to be named says that they gave their colleague first aid and rushed him to hospital, but he bled profusely and succumbed to the injuries on arrival.
"We cleaned the wounds and rushed Oyet to Jinja hospital however, he lost a lot of blood and we lost him," he says.
“We used to have a cordial relationship with the civilians but out of nowhere, a section of youth started accusing us of fostering relationships with their girlfriends and in turn, created cliques of battering us within the trading centres which is really absurd,” he said.
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.
Mukungu, who claims to have returned from a Peace Keeping Mission in the Democratic of Congo-DRC, is accused of using his firearm to terrorize residents. His arrest comes a week after Soo Jun, the manager of Skyfat Leather industries lost Shillings 15 million to thugs at gun point in rock village.
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.
According to Mbadi, they also want parliament to review the compensation for disability attained in service and the time they retire after sustaining injuries and pension given to low ranking officers.