In Entebbe, the body of a 36-year-old Special Forces Command (SFC) serviceman, Corporal Henry Mawadri, was discovered outside a makeshift house at Kasenyi Landing site on the morning of Monday, October 2, 2023.
Local authorities reported that Corporal Mawadri, who was attached to the Bendegere base, was last seen on Sunday night. The police in Entebbe have initiated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death.
According to Luke Owoyesigire, the Deputy Police spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan, the police received information about a body found in an iron sheet structure in the Nkumba Bendegere area of Katabi Town Council in Wakiso District. While the cause of death is yet to be determined, no external injuries were evident on the soldier’s body except for blood coming from his nose. The body has been taken to City mortuary Mulago for a postmortem examination.
John Muhiire, an area councillor, mentioned that Corporal Mawadri had been socializing with friends in the vicinity on Sunday night. His lifeless body was discovered at approximately 8:30 am by passersby.
A police sniffer dog led investigators to two rental rooms near the location where the body was found, but the occupants were not present. Muhiire suggested that there were marks on the ground indicating that the soldier might have been harmed in one of the nearby bars before being moved outside and left there.