An unidentified suspected thug has shot dead Silas Tumwesigye, a security guard at Sals hotel along the Ntinda-Kiwatule road in Kampala. Tumwesigye was gunned down in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Luke Owoyesigyire, says police responded to the attack and killed the suspected thug in a gunfire exchange at Ntinda-Kyambogo sector near Uganda Business and Technical Examination (UBTEB) offices.
He says they also recovered the firearm used by the thug whose identity hasn’t been established. Owoyesigyire says they have since established that the gun was stolen from Corporal Ulia Bongo who was stabbed on May 3, 2019 while on duty at UBTEB offices.
According to Police, Bongo is still in critical condition at Mulago national regional referral hospital. The late Tumwesigye was attached to Premium Security Company, a private security firm.
According to Owoyesigyire, Tumwesigye wasn’t armed by the time he was attacked by the thug. He cautions members of the public against hiring unarmed security guards.