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Ugandan minister fatally shot by bodyguard after personal dispute

A bodyguard shot and killed a authorities minister in Uganda early Tuesday in an obvious personal dispute, in accordance with the military and native media.

The attacker, who has not been publicly recognized, then turned the gun on himself, in accordance with state broadcaster UBC and others.

The sufferer, Charles Engola, served within the authorities of President Yoweri Museveni because the junior minister accountable for labor. He was a retired military colonel.

Army spokesman Brig. Felix Kulayigye mentioned in a brief assertion that an “unlucky incident” led to the killing of Engola. “We shall inform the general public the small print as we collectively examine the matter,” Kulayigye mentioned on Twitter.

The taking pictures occurred inside Engola’s house in a suburb of the Ugandan capital, Kampala. Police detectives are actually on the scene.


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A Ugandan minister was shot and killed by a bodyguard, who then turned the gun on himself.  (Fox News)

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 prone to create shockwaves in a rustic the place different high-profile officers have been killed in gun assaults through the years.

In 2021, a former military chief in Uganda was wounded and his daughter killed when gunmen shot at their car in Kampala.

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