The State Minister for Labour, Employment and Industrial Relations of Uganda, Col (rtd) Charles Okello Engola was shot dead this morning by his body guard in Kampala.
The Minister was aged 65.
The Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigire confirmed the incident.
The Speaker of 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.
The scene of crime has been cordoned off by security personnel.
The incident is believed to have been triggered by a dispute over wage of the guard, as the soldier was reported by eyewitnesses to have been yelling that he had not been paid for a long time.
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