A bodyguard has shot and killed a authorities minister in Uganda in an obvious non-public dispute, in response to the military and native media.
The attacker, who has not been publicly recognized, then turned the gun on himself, in response to state broadcaster UBC and others.
The sufferer, Charles Engola, served within the authorities of President Yoweri Museveni because the junior minister accountable for labour.
He was a retired military colonel.
Military spokesman Brigadir Felix Kulayigye mentioned in a brief assertion that an “unlucky incident” led to the killing of Engola.
“We will inform the general public the small print as we collectively examine the matter,” Kulayigye mentioned on Twitter.
The capturing befell inside Engola’s dwelling in a suburb of the Ugandan capital Kampala.
Police detectives are on the scene.
The motive was not instantly clear however the native press mentioned there had been an obvious dispute over the guard’s wages.
“Witnesses declare that the soldier was yelling that he had not been paid for a very long time regardless of working for a minister,” the net newspaper NilePost reported.
The incident is more likely to create shockwaves in a rustic the place different high-profile officers have been killed in gun assaults over time.
In 2021, a former military chief in Uganda was wounded and his daughter killed when gunmen shot at their automobile in Kampala.
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