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JUST IN: Security Guard Kills Two in Aborted Burglary in Kampala

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 A Private security guard has shot and killed two suspected burglars at Betimo Inken offices along old Kira road, Kira Road Division, Kampala Metropolitan East.

 

According to ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Public Relations officer for Kampala Metropolitan Police statement issued today, 5th November, 2023, the incident occurred at about 1:50AM.

 

Owoyesigyire says the incident was reported to police by Ocan Morris, a 53-year-old private security officer employed by Inken Distributors Limited, and resident of Bukoto, old Kira road, Nakawa Division, Kampala District.

  

The deceased have been identified as Okema Patrick, 34 years old from Kitgum, and Sekiwiro Dennis, 38 years old from Dokolo.

 

The suspected shooter is Oringo Bosco, a 27-year-old private security guard working with Daron Security Company and resident of Mbuya, Kampala District.

 

According to preliminary investigations, Oringo who was on duty at Betimo Inken offices along old Kira road, claimed to have encountered three intruders around midnight.

 

 He asserted that, while on the wall fence, he observed two individuals attempting to break into the office. Allegedly, one of the intruders was armed, prompting him to open fire in self-defense, resulting in the unfortunate demise of Patrick and Dennis.

 

He says, various exhibits have been recovered, including a well-sharpened iron bar capable of breaking doors, the weapon used in the shooting, an ax saw blade head, and identification cards belonging to the deceased individuals.

 

 

“Fingerprints were lifted from the damaged door, and the bodies of the two have been conveyed to the City mortuary pending postmortem examinations,” he says.

He says the matter remains under active investigation, and promises a transparent and thorough inquiry into the incident.

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