Uganda’s State Minister shot dead by his bodyguard
Uganda’s State Minister for Labour, Employment and Industrial Relations, Charles Okello Engola, has been shot dead.
Engola was shot on Tuesday morning, May 2, by his bodyguard at his home in Kyanja, a Kampala suburb.
DailyMonitor reports that the bodyguard, identified as Pte Wilson Sabiiti, also killed himself using the same gun that he shot the minister with.
“He was shot at his residence in Kyanja by one of his bodyguards who allegedly fired several sots at close range. He fled from the scene up to the trading centre at Kyanja, Ring Road where he entered a salon and also shot himself dead,” police spokesperson, Fred Enanga told journalists in Kampala.
“The guard said he hadn’t been paid Ush4 million. He said he had a pregnant woman and his children were not going to school yet the minister’s children were schooling,” an eyewitness said, according to report.