A Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) soldier who has been convicted of murder on his own plea of guilty told court that he was not sober at the time of the shooting.
Private Bobson Amutuhairize was convicted of shooting three people dead in Rubirizi District on December 27th, 2020, the shooting also left three other civilians nursing bullet wounds.
He was charged with three counts of murder and six counts of attempted murder after he aimed his gun at civilians some senior ranking officers in his camp.
Amutuheirize pleaded guilty in court chaired by Lt. Col. Emmanuel Mwesigwa and said he was not sober at the time of the shooting.
Lt. Col Mwesigwa then said a plea of guilty had been entered for the murder as he await for sentencing.