Four Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldiers have been charged with the murder of Benon Nsimenta, a lay reader who was shot dead in the wee hours of June 24 at Hima in Kasese District in western Uganda.

The four soldiers identified as Pte Abraham Lokwap, Pte Jackson Nyero, Pte Joel Otim and Lt. Talent Akampurira, all attached to the 6th Mountain Brigade Battalion (Hima, Kasese) were on Monday arraigned before the Mountain Division of the court martial chaired by Col. Felix Nyero at Karusandara in Kasese District.
They pleaded guilty to the offence of murder.

Prosecution presented three witnesses who included Ms Musimenta and Doctor Jonathan Kateremwa who conducted Nsimenta’s autopsy.