Kiruhura, Uganda | URN | Dickens Nuwamanya, a soldier from the elite Special Forces Command (SFC) allegedly took his own life after shooting dead his girlfriend Patience Kamarembo.
Nuwamanya, 27, worked with the UPDF Special Forces Command (SFC) 5th Brigade in Ruhegyere, Kiruhura district in western Uganda.
The shooting took place on Tuesday 5, April 2021 evening in Rugaga trading centre, Kikatsi sub-county in Kiruhura. Samson Kasasira the Rwizi Region police spokesperson says that Nuwamanya shot Kamarembo thrice in the chest at a local pub in Rugaga trading centre killing her instantly before turning the gun on himself.
Kasasira says that they recovered an AK-47 rifle from the scene and took the bodies to Kiruhura health center IV for autopsy. Moses Arisiima, an eyewitness, says that it was approaching 11:00 PM when the elite SFC soldier Nuwamanya developed a misunderstanding with Kamarembo when he asked her to close her bar in vain.
Kamarembo’s friend Agnes Mugiranenza, says that Nuwamanya was fond of accusing Kamarembo of cheating on him with other soldiers.