The wounded Civilians and soldiers at Fort Portal Referral hospital on Friday .
Government security officers on Friday shot 10 dead civilians in a bar in one of Ugandan district leaving the population in fear as the state fails provide protection to its citizens, For several years Soldiers have continued their senseless mass killing proving government’s failure to carry out its duties . The Ntoroko District rampage killing is not different from those which has been taking place in various parts of the country Although some of these crimes may not share features, every case is the same.
Commonalities of the crimes.
Almost all of the shooters are soldiers and police men on government duties, This implicates “Museveni’s government on failures to protect its citizens.
The fact that there have been so many rampage killings in Uganda certainly points to failure of the state and it also gives confirmation that things have gone out of hands in Museveni’s regime. All these cases are symptomatic of the atmosphere in the whole country–from west to East-even at the highest level.
At the bottom is mishandling of disagreements within the the ruling system, In order to put an end to these senseless teargasing, beating and killings by the government coercive forces, we should have to rise up withiout fear and confront Museveni’s dictatorship.
This weekend a Uganda peoples defence forces [UPDF] soldier meant to protect the state and the Civilians shot 10 people dead, including five soldiers and left 25 others injured in a shooting spree following a bar brawl over a woman in Ntoroko District on Friday night.
The killer soldier, Pte Chris Amanyire, attached to Rhino Battalion at Kanyansi barracks, also shot himself dead. The District Police Commander, Mr Bosco Bakashaba, said the soldier went on a shooting spree after fighting with boda-boda riders over a woman at a drinking joint in Karugutu Town Council in Ntoroko.
Soldiers who died on the spot were identified as Nuwatuhwera Nabosi, Mark Kirungi, Saturday Alex and Pte Chris Amanyire (the perpetrator).
The fifth soldier died later at Buhinga Hospital where he had been admitted but was not readily identified.
The dead civilians were identified as Mama Nyabasa, Mama Muhindo, both residents of Kisenyi cell in Karugutu town council, God Aleluya and Mbambu Chachimwa, residents of Economic Village in the same town.
The bodies and the injured were taken to Buhinga Hospital in Fort Portal Town.
The Hospital Superintendent, Dr Charles Olaro, said five civilians, including three women and two men were in critical condition.
Eyewitnesses said the tragedy began when Pte Amanyire and boda-boda riders developed a quarrel over a woman in the bar. The boda boda riders attacked Pte Amanyire and grabbed his mobile phone and smashed it. A fight broke out between the soldier and the cyclists.
The witnesses say the soldier, who sustained bruises in the fight, retreated to the barracks and returned with a gun and dressed in a pair of jean trousers and an army jacket.
Upon reaching the pub, Amanyire started random shooting at the revellers who were drinking inside, killing eight on the spot. The UPDF 2nd Division spokesman, Maj Ronald Kakurungu, said the army was investigating the matter to establish the main cause of the tragedy.
On June 10, 2010, the armycourt martial on sentenced aLanse Corporal FrancisOkello, to life imprisonment for murdering his girlfriend inKarugutu Trading Centre,Ntoroko District in 2008.Okello killed MsKaveEsparance on July 6, 2008 by shooting her 17 times in the abdomen after he allegedly caught her with another man, kissing.
SOME OF THE PAST RAMPAGE KILLINGS DURING SINCE 1986.
June 26, 1994
Anti-Smuggling Unit (ASU) soldier Richard Komakech shot randomly at wedding guests, killing 14 on spot; 12 died later in hospital and 13 were injured in Naguru, Kampala, after one of the female guests refused to dance with him.
December 25, 1994 Police constable Alfred Ogwang attached to Kamwenge Police station shot revellers in a disco in a trading centre, killing 13 people and wounding 14 others.
March 23, 1998 A Police officer, Fred Ngobi, shot dead seven people, including four Chinese workers at a Chinese construction company, before later killing himself.
October 15, 2006 A UPDF soldier, Bono-Lino Africano, shot seven people dead, including his wife, child and father in law at Laguti IDP camp in Pader District. September 28, 2006 UPDF soldier, Private Andrew Wanyama, attached to the 409 brigade in Arua, shot at a crowd in Paradise night club, killing at least three people and injuring four others.
May 1, 2009 UPDF soldier, Private Nicholas Mucunguzi, attached to Presidential Guard Brigade (now Special Forces Command) opened fire on revellers at Top Pub in Kampala, killing eight people after a prostitute reportedly made off with his mobile phone and money. He later shot himself.
December 10, 2012 UPDF soldier, Herbert Rwakihembo shot three people and injured one in Kisenyi Zone III, Luzira in Nakawa Division; after his wife allegedly cheated on him.
March 9, 2013 UPDF soldier, Private Patrick Okot Odoch, shot dead 10 people including five soldiers and injured two others at a trading centre in Bombo, Luweero District.
October 7, 2013 Eight people were shot dead at Top Pub, a bar in Kampala following a scuffle between two men over a commercial sex worker. Deogratias Ilukori, a security guard was arrested later after he reported to police that his pistol was missing.
December, 2013 UPDF soldier, Patrick Odong, opened fire at revellers in a pub in Kiwanawataka, Kampala killing three people.
January 14, 2014 UPDF Soldier, Pte Andrew Sikhanga, attached to Arengekeju detach in Nadunget Sub-county, shot dead a tractor turn man in Moroto District.