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Police officers handover bodies of the suspected thieves to Mortuary staff
Police officers handover bodies of the suspected thieves to Mortuary staff. Courtesy Photo

Two Shot Dead by Private Security Guard

Eyewitnesses say that he first fired two bullets in the air to stop them from running and then shot them at close range. 
posted onJune 11, 2018
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BUIKWE. Two people have been shot dead after they were reportedly found stealing logs from modern laminates, a factory in Njeru division, Buikwe district.

The deceased are identified as Kiwanuka Kakeeto, 48, and Muzamiru Kambugu, 45.

Initial reports indicate that a security guard deployed by Accurate Security Services shot the two after he found them red-handed stealing logs.

Eyewitnesses say that he first fired two bullets in the air to stop them from running and then shot them at close range. 

The security guard has been arrested while the bodies were taken to Jinja Hospital Mortuary. 

However, Mubarak Batte, a counsellor who had talked to Muzamiru before he was shot, says its unlikely that the two were stealing from the factory. 
  
Some area residents condemned the shooting saying the security guard rushed to judge them yet they were not even trying to escape. 
 
Buikwe district Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Emmanuel Mitala confirmed the arrest of the security guard and called for a review of all security companies and the criteria they use to recruit their personnel. 

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