Lawyer shoots security guard dead during Uganda rugby cup finals

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Kampala, Uganda | By Michael Wandati | Authorities in Kampala are currently probing the details surrounding an incident in which a lawyer allegedly shot and killed a security guard at Kings Park in Kakajjo zone, Bweyogerere, Kira Municipality, Wakiso district. The unfortunate incident unfolded during the finals of the Uganda rugby cup held at the venue.

The incident happened on a Saturday 19, January 2024 when 47-year-old Sam Ahamya, a lawyer residing in Buziga, Makindye division, arrived at the venue around midday accompanied by his two children for a leisurely outing. The investigation aims to uncover the circumstances that led to the fatal shooting at Kings Park during the rugby cup finals.

“He was armed with a pistol which he left at the entrance with a police officer who was guarding there. At around 10pm, Ahamya got out to retrieve his weapon. Upon retrieval, he attempted to perform a Noemal Safety Precautions (NSP) with the magazine still in the pistol. In the process he shot and injured one identified as Buruga Nekeon,” Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire said.

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Buruga, the security guard later succumbed to the injuries.

Police said a case of murder by shooting has been opened on Ref: 44/20/01/2024 and one person has been arrested.

“The killer weapon recovered and safely kept to be processed by SOCO for forensic analysis whereas the body  has been conveyed to City Mortuary for postmortem examination.”