The Ugandan army has reported that Minister Charles Engola was shot by a bodyguard during a private dispute. Public broadcaster UBC reported that after shooting the victim, the assailant turned the gun on himself.
The victim, who was killed at his home on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital, Kampala, was a deputy minister of labor in the government of President Yoweri Museveni.
In this regard, the army spokesman, Brig. Felix Kulayigye said an incident led to Engola’s murder without giving further details of the case.
The subject of the dispute was not specified, but local media reported from witnesses that it was a dispute over the salary of the assailant and that he had not been paid for a long time.
This incident is reminiscent of several other similar incidents in the country where other senior officials have been killed in gun attacks.