UPDF soldier found dead in Kampala lodge, 26 suspects arrested

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Kampala, Uganda | URN | Twenty six people have been arrested by Chieftaincy of Military intelligence (CMI) operatives and police after a UPDF soldier was found dead in Kiwatule guest house.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango says that Major Joseph Mukuraine, who was the Wazalendo Sacco Manager attached to the Entebbe branch was found dead in the bathroom of Burunga Guest House located in Kiwatule on Friday 27, May 2022.

Reports from soldiers who visited the scene indicate that the deceased booked the room on Tuesday 24th for three days

On Friday 27th, cleaners knocked on his room several times without any response, forcing the management to break into the room. The UPDF soldier was found dead in the bathroom.

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Other sources said while leaving Entebbe, the deceased had signed for Shs 24 million which hasn’t been recovered, raising suspicion that the Major could have been killed and money taken.

But Onyango says investigations into his death have just kicked off and a number of suspects have been arrested to help with these inquiries.

According to Onyango, some of the suspects were found inside the guesthouse, while others were in areas near the guesthouse. He however says that CMI and the police are still screening the suspects.