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Minister shot dead by his body guard in Uganda

Uganda's Minister of State for Labour, Employment & Industrial Relations, Col. (Rtd) Charles Okello Engola, has been shot d€ad by his body guard in a Kampala suburb.

Retired Colonel Charles Okello Engola, who was the deputy minister for gender and labour, was shot at his home on Tuesday morning, May 2.
Police Spokesperson, Fred Enaga, said Engola was shot at close range at his residence in Kyanja while entering his vehicle to go to work. Police have identified the bodyguard as Private Wilson Sabiti. 

Enaga disclosed that after Sabiti fired several shots at close range, k!lling Engola instantly, he fled from the scene up to the trading center at Kyanja, Ring Road where he entered a salon and also shot himself d€ad.

The police is yet to establish the motive of the shooting. Enaga said a team of detectives has been dispatched to the crime scene team for further investigations.
While in the military, Engola was the commander of the UPDF 501 Brigade, at Opit, in Gulu District. He was then promoted to the rank of colonel and retired from the military in 2007.
During his political career, he served as Oyam District LCV Chairperson on the ruling NRM party ticket for two terms. In 2016, he was elected Oyam North Member of Parliament and re-elected in 2021. He also served as State Minister of Defence from 2016 until 2021.

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the Publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online newspaper in Government, Politics, Sport, Entertainment and Religion. Prevail Inegbenose studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. He is an experienced journalist with 16 years of active and practical journalism. Prevail Inegbenose is the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja - Nigeria. Tel: 08039564796.

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