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Security Guard Shoots Conductor at Fuel Station

Kiirya is accused of shooting Muzamiru Kaligavu, the conductor of taxi registration number, UAV 504R at Burar Pump fuel station on Tuesday evening.
Bugiri police are holding Patrick Kiirya, a security guard attached to new security company limited for shooting and injuring a taxi conductor.

Kiirya is accused of shooting Muzamiru Kaligavu, the conductor of taxi registration number, UAV 504R at Burar Pump fuel station on Tuesday evening. 

The taxi was destined for Busia from Iganga district but made a stopover at the pump fuel station to drop some passengers. Kiirya, who was on guard duties asked Kaligavu to vacate the area in vain prompting him to open fire.

 

The bullet injured Kaligavu while Hanington Mboko sustained injuries on the left eye from the bullet fragments. The gunshot victims are receiving treatment at Bugiri General Hospital and recovering steadily.   

Kiirya told journalists that, he was forced to open fire because of the conductor's arrogance. 

"This conductor operates along the highway and is very much aware that due to the frequent robberies, taxis are not allowed to park at fuel stations. He adamantly kept on insulting me even when the station manager asked him to politely vacate the premises. I had no option rather than applying minimum force, “he said.  

Kailugavu says the shooting was uncalled for. "The highway was very busy with trailers hailing from different directions. There was no way i would risk the lives of 14 people. That is how i ended up offloading passengers at the fuel. The guard would have been lenient with us instead of shooting," he said.       

James Mubi, the Busoga East Police Spokesperson confirms the incident, saying Kiirya is charged with unlawful wounding. Mubi cautions the general public to observe safety guidelines stipulated by both private and public entities to ensure harmony.

 

"Everything has laws governing it and our people should follow the stipulated guidelines to avoid chaos," he said.