Uganda’s State Minister for Labour, Employment and Industrial Relations, Col (rtd) Charles Okello Engola has been shot dead this Tuesday morning by his bodyguard from his home in Kyanja, a Kampala suburb.
The Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigire confirmed the incident.
The Daily Monitor, a local newspaper reported the incident after talking to police spokesperson Owoyesigire, who confirmed the incident.
It is not yet clear whether there was an argument between the soldier and Col Engola.
The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Ms Anita Among, also confirmed the minister’s death while presiding over the plenary session this morning.
“This morning, I received sad news that Hon Engola has been shot by his bodyguard and after, shot himself. May his soul rest in peace. That was God’s plan. We can’t change anything,” Ms Among said.