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Security Guard Arrested for Killing Kyengera Mechanic

It is alleged that Okwir, who was on guard duty at a Pepsi-Cola Depot in Kyengera, Wakiso district, shot and killed a mechanic identified as Abubakar Kinene, after an argument on Monday, January 7, 2019.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire
A security guard attached to RedTek Security Company has been arrested in connection a recent shooting in Kyengera Town Council, which left one person dead.  The guard, identified as Isaac Okwir was arrested from Soroti, on his way to his home in Pallisa district.

It is alleged that Okwir, who was on guard duty at a Pepsi-Cola Depot in Kyengera, Wakiso district, shot and killed a mechanic identified as Abubakar Kinene, after an argument on Monday, January 7, 2019.

Records at Kyengera Police station indicate that after the shooting, the security guard left his duty station, abandoned his gun outside the offices of RedTek Security Company in Ntinda and disappeared.

The gun was picked outside the firm's gate the next day and exhibited. The Semi-Automatic Riffle registration number SAR UG PSO 813630908767 was found with three rounds of ammunition.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says that the suspect has been transported back Kampala pending murder charges against him.

Police have already recorded statements from witnesses who saw Kinene being shot and the postmortem report showing that the deceased was shot in the chest at close range.

Meanwhile, the police has also arrested Rwothngeyo Dickson, 28, a security guard who shot and killed the late Geoffrey Ogwang a Basketball player attached to the Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF), during a scuffle at a fuel station in Mbuya.

Rwothngeyo was on guard duty at Gaz Petrol Station in Mbuya where Ogwang had gone to fuel his motorbike when a quarrel between the pump attendant and Ogwang ensued. The 24 year old Ogwang was at the time of the incident in November last year, working as a coach at Gem International School.

He was arrested from his home in Parombo, Nebbi district.

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