A Uganda People’s Defense Forces [UPDF] soldier has shot himself dead in Majanji in Busia district.
Private Jimmy Oryema attached to Rubongi military barracks in Tororo district shot himself after a quarrel with barmaid over Shs 20,000.
Oryema reportedly started quarrelling with the barmaid, Phionah Mutunda, that she had cheated him of his Shs 20,000.
He first shot in the air and then shot himself.
An earlier report said Oryema was abandoned by his girlfriend Kellen Atim at a hangout in the trading centre.
The rate at which UPDF soldiers are killing people and killing themselves in return is about to reach an alarming rate.
In a space of one week, three soldiers have killed eight people and themselves died in the process.
On Saturday, Cpl Fred Kugonza attached to Bombo Headquarters, Band Section shot dead his sister-in-law Maureen Nyangoma, a resident of Kigumba Town Council, Kiryandongo District.
He accused her of causing his wife to leave him.
On Thursday, Sgt Obua Isaac attached to Makindye Barracks in Kampala went on rampage with his gun killing seven people before he was also put out of action.
He accused the wife of spending his money with her boyfriend around Makindye town.