Two Guards of President Museveni Arrested Over Alleged Murder
Two members of the Special Force Command (SFC), the security team for H.E President Yoweri Museveni, have been arrested over alleged murder.
The two who are currently detained at Makindye Military Barracks in Kampala were allegedly hired by a man in Luweero District in central Uganda to kill his brother over a land dispute.
The man was also arrested and is currently detained in Luweero.
The SFC is a specialized component of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF), tasked with carrying out special missions in support of national military objectives, including protection of the First family.
The SFC spokesperson, Maj Jimmy Omara, said the two are attached to the elite forces based at Nakasongola Air Defence Division and that they were arrested at the weekend.
Residents became suspicious when the 49-year-old brother of one Musa Kitinda Bisaso, a resident of Tweyanze Village in Katikamu Sub County who was shot dead at his home on August 28, 2020, decided not to attend his burial yet he lives a short distance away.
They alerted police which in the course of their investigations tracked his phone and connected him to the soldiers.
Local authorities said the brothers had been feuding over a piece of land left to them by their late father.
The soldiers will be arraigned before the court martial when investiagtions are complete.
Murder attracts a maximum penalty of death sentence upon conviction, according to the laws of Uganda.