Police has commenced investigations into circumstances under which Kitiyo Alex, 47, a police officer attached to the Makokoto Police Post in Kassanda District allegedly shot himself dead on Wednesday, May 24.
Wamala region Police spokesperson Racheal Kawala said the incident happened at approximately 5:00 am, when PC Kitiyo allegedly woke up and fired several shots into the room of his superior officer, Inspector of Police (IP) John Kakooza, without uttering any words.
‘’Following the incident, PC Kitiyo returned to his own room, sat on his bed, and subsequently took his own life. Our task team has visited and thoroughly documented the scene of the crime’’, said Kawala.
She added that Police is in the process of obtaining relevant statements to aid in the ongoing investigation.
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Recently a security guard, Rogers Atuhaire attached to SGA Security Company allegedly shot himself dead at around 9am at Buganda road zone, Nakasero III parish, Kampala central division.
John Okudi, a 27- year- old security guard attached to Saracen (U) Ltd was also allegedly shot recently by his colleague, Moses Okedi, following a disagreement in senior quarters in Amagoro Central ward in Tororo Municipality where they had been deployed.
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Okudi’s death happened just days after another guard attached to Capital Guards and Patrol, a private security firm allegedly shot a colleague dead in their rented house in Kalule Zone, Lukuli Parish, and Makindye Division on May 13, 2023.
John Mujumbi, a 25-year-old security guard attached to Capital Guards and Patrol was allegedly shot by his colleague and roommate, Peter Ochoroi, 26, at around 12:30pm following a disagreement. The two were attached to the same security firm and had been sharing a rented room provided by their employer.
Ben Amaku, a security guard attached to Security Group Africa Company Ltd was shot dead by unknown assailants. The shooting happened at around 1:50am at Novafinia medical centre located along Rhinocamp Road in Baruku central cell.