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Minister Engola shot dead by bodyguard

Man Jose Kayima

State Minister for labour Charles Engola has been shot dead by his bodyguard at his home on Ring road in Kyanja.

The Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigire confirmed the incident.

“Yes. Go to Kyanja, there is a shooting. A soldier has shot his boss,” Owoyesigire told this publication in a brief telephone interview as quoted by Daily Monitor

According to one of the witness before the bodyguard shot the Minister he revealed how they are paid peanuts

“You pay us little money yet you guys are paid huge sums of money. My children are in the village suffering.”

Body of the bodyguard in the saloon
According to other eyewitnesses, the UPDF officer who shot Charles Okello Engola was not hostile to civilians as he made his way from the home of the Minister in Kyanja to a nearby salon where he ended his own life. They say that he asked civilians to get out of his way. 

Afte shooting the Minister and another bodyguard he entered into a saloon and shot himself.

The scene of crime has been cordoned off by security personnel.

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