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Police Officer Detained for Shooting Fiancée to Death

It is alleged that Owuku stormed the residence of his fiancée only identified as Nabukenya in Buddo with a gun around 10 pm on Monday night and shot her dead
09 Nov 2021 16:07

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Kampala police are holding one of their own accused of killing his fiancée following a misunderstanding. The suspect is corporal Sam Owuku, the driver of the Kampala South Regional Police Commander-RPC Rogers Sseguya.  

It is alleged that Owuku stormed the residence of his fiancée only identified as Nabukenya in Buddo with a gun around 10 pm on Monday night and shot her dead. Mark Busuulwa, who was passing by also sustained injuries on the right arm. 

He reported the incident to the nearby police in Kyengera before being rushed to Mulago National Referral Hospital where he is receiving treatment. Nabukenya was a teacher at Buddo preparatory school and had spent five years in a relationship with Corporal Owuku.

They recently developed a misunderstanding, which cost her life. Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, says that Owuku was preparing to flee when he was arrested. He says that the suspect had also abandoned the vehicle and the gun he used to kill Nabukenya.   

He says that police recovered 13 rounds of ammunition at the crime scene, which will help them in their investigations.    

//Cue in: “Kigambibwa olunaku olwa …..

Cue out …..naye yakubiddwa essasi ku mukono”///    

English  

//Cue in “ The police at Kampala…

 

Cue out…..she died on spot,”//    

Primah Kwagala, a lawyer and woman rights activist, wants the government to place much emphasis on the mental health of civil servants like the police who work in very bad situations. She says that officers work under horrible conditions and need counselling to deal with the challenges.  

//Cue in: “I think he should be apprehended…

Cue out:….just something small is enough to,”//