UPDF dismisses photo of soldier beaten by mob

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The fake photo

Brig Richard Karemire, the army spokesperson, says no UPDF vehicle was involved in an accident on Monday.

He was responding to a photo of a mob beating up a soldier claiming it resulted from an incident where a taxi driver was hit on the head by a fellow motorist for scratching his car.

The soldier was reportedly attacked by a mob after he pulled out a gun to shoot the taxi driver.

“No UPDF personnel or vehicle got involved in an accident in Nansana this morning as is circulating on social media,” Karemire explained.

He added: “M/V Land Cruiser UAM 617D driven by civilian Gerard Kayondo is the one that was involved. Details are with Police.”

The scene of the incident

Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Luke Owoyegire, identified the taxi driver as Richard Seruga, saying Kayondo who was driving a Toyota Prado fought with a taxi driver following the incident.

Police say the fake photo was first posted by one Western Togoland on August 21, 2017 purportedly showing citizens protesting.

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