Shock and sadness have gripped the Uganda Peoples Defense Force (UPDF) after their soldier was knocked dead with a bicycle in Rubanda district.
Elly Maate the Kigezi Regional police spokesperson identified the deceased as Private 225358 Wilson Sinowa 35 years, attached to Murore UPDF Detach in Rubanda town council under 19th battalion in Kabale district.
According to Maate, the incident happened on Sunday 14/03/2021 at around 20:00hrs at Mukibundwe within Murora A in Rubanda town council / district.
It is alleged that the officer was knocked by unidentified bicycle rider and got a serious head injury. He was walking along Kabale-Kisoro road in Murore village.
Sinowa was rushed to Heal Medical Centre Clinic Rubanda in Rubanda town council but succumbed to injuries on Monday morning.
Police found Sinowa’s body alone at the clinic with no UPDF army personnel to avail more information. Maate says it was picked and taken to Kabale regional referral hospital mortuary in Kabale district for postmortem.
According to the police spokesperson, efforts to trace the bicycle rider are underway and the case has been registered at Rubanda police station under file number TAR 04/2021.