The territorial Police of Kabale are investigating circumstances surrounding the death of PC Komuhangi Caroline 23 yrs, a Police officer, attached to Kabale police station, FFU department.
ASP Elly Maate the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson said that the deceased is a resident of the barracks behind Kabale old Police station, who was allegedly shot by Denis Arinitwe, a man’s friend.
It’s alleged that on 18th March 2023 at around 6 pm, the deceased signed for the Gun and went for night duty.
According to Maate, it’s further alleged that the duo picked a quarrel and as she tried to escape outside running, the said Denis picked a gun, thereby shooting her from the back one bullet and the other two on the shoulder, killing her instantly.
Maate told journalists that Police restrained, arrested, and took him to Kabale hospital for treatment under guard because he was also injured either through a scuffle or wanted to commit suicide by shooting himself through the nose.
In Uganda, over 200 women and girls succumb to gender and sexual violence annually, according to data from the gender ministry.