BY VANANSIO MBABAZI KAKOGOSO
Police in Kabale district are investigating circumstances under which the
Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF solider attached to Special Forces
Command-SFC was badly stabbed in the stomach by a yet to be identified
man during a bar fight.
The victim identified as Stephen Kangiriho was stabbed in the wee
hours of yesterday at New California T & J Transit
bar and Hotel in Kigongi A, central division, Kabale municipality. New
California T & J Transit Hotel is one of the known hand-out places for
sex workers in Kabale town.
Kangiriho is among the advance team of soldiers guarding the Minister
for Education and Sports, First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni. Janet
Museveni is expected to officiate at Open Day at Kabale University in
Kabale district today.
Medard Biryomumisho an eye witness says that a fight erupted between
Kangiriho and with a yet to be identified man over a sex worker. He
says that Kangiriho forcefully took a sex worker from the man while in
the bar before a fight erupted.
The Kigezi Region police spokesperson Elly Maate says that the suspect
badly stabbed Kangiriho on the stomach using a knife during the fight
and took off. Maate also says that the victim was first rushed to
Kabale Regional Hospital before he was referred to Mbarara Regional
Referral Hospital where he is battling for his life.
Maate adds that 54 people who were found at the scene of crime were
arrested for being public nuisance and are being detained at Kabale
Police Station to for questioning.
Maate also says that though police is yet to find out the exact cause
of the fight, but Kangiriho was somehow drunk. Maate also says that
police has condoned off and closed New California T & J Transit Hotel,
neighboring Bamboocha bar and Oceans Bar. The case is registered at
Kabale Police Station under file number CRB 1001/2018
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website