A bodyguard of Uganda’s State Minister for Labour, Employment and Industrial Relations has committed a shocking crime by shooting his boss dead and then shooting himself. The incident has plunged the eastern African country into a state of mourning.
The bodyguard of Uganda’s State Minister for Labour, Employment and Industrial Relations, Col (rtd) Charles Okello Engola has shot him dead and then shot himself. The unfortunate incident has plunged the eastern African country into a state of mourning. Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigire confirmed the incident.
After shooting Okello Engola to death, the bodyguard ran into a nearby salon where he shot himself as well, ostensibly to escape the rigours of the law. The development has triggered reactions and tributes. Among the notable people who have reacted to the death of the minister was Uganda’s Speaker of Parliament, Ms Anita Among.
While presiding over the plenary session, she extended her condolences to the bereaved family, adding it was God’s plan for the incident to happen, so no human has control over it or can question it.
The country’s law enforcement agencies have launched an investigation into the incident and cordoned off the crime scene. It remains unclear what motivated the soldier who was guarding a senior soldier serving a ministerial role to kill him.