Ugandan soldier shoots his boss dead, kills self in Somalia

A handout photo released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support team shows Ugandan Amisom soldiers reacting to gunfire as they are ambushed by Al-Shabaab militants near the town of Qoryooley in Somalia on March 22, 2014. PHOTO | AU UN IST | TOBIN JONES | AFP


Ugandan army is investigating the circumstances under which one of its soldiers deployed in Mogadishu, Somalia, shot his administration officer dead before killing himself.

A source in Mogadishu told the Daily Monitor that the soldier who ran amok was irked by the supervisor, and that four soldiers in total died in the Saturday shooting incident.

The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire, however, said only two soldiers perished and investigators are working to establish the motive of the errant soldier.

“The motive isn’t yet known. We want to know whether he was insane or not,” Brig Karemire said by telephone Sunday.

The incident happened at the main base, which is the central nerve of African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom), to which Uganda was the first and to-date still the largest troop contributor.

SOURCE:Daily Monitor