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Tycoon Kamuswaga’s bodyguard arrested over bar shooting

Katwe Police Station is currently investigating a murder by shooting that took place at the “Naiga” Establishment in Boston Village, Salama Parish, Makindye Division.

In the early hours of March 7th, 2023, at around 3:00 am, a group of five individuals were drinking beer at the bar of “Naiga” establishment along Mirembe Road in Boston Village, Salama Parish, Makindye Division, when the incident occurred.

Eyewitnesses say a UPDF officer, Lance Corporal Katamugaya David, who was wearing a green digital army uniform and carrying an AK47 approached the group, instructed one of them to step aside and opened fire towards the four remaining victims, killing one instantly.

Eyewitness accounts state that Katamugaya left the bar after warning the group that he would come back and deal with them. He returned 15 minutes later carrying a gun and shot at the group, killing Aggrey Ampumuza, a resident of the same address, instantly. Ben Twinamasiko, Aggrey’s brother, and an unidentified third victim were rushed to Mulago hospital in an ambulance. Another victim, Anita Namakula, was taken to St. Francis Nsambya hospital.

Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the incident.

“Upon receiving the report of the incident, a police team immediately responded to the scene. The SOCCO and Homicide Units documented the scene and recovered five cartridges along with one projectile. The police ascertained that the shooter was one of the bodyguards attached to Kamuswaga of Kooki. The police found an AK47 rifle with 24 rounds of ammunition at his residence. However, the suspect is still at large, and investigations are ongoing.”

The cause of the shooting is currently unknown, he said. However, he says that there is an allegation of a crime of passion after reports emerged that the officer Katamugaya was in a relationship with Namakula and accused the deceased of meddling in their relationship.

“Police urge anyone with information that may assist in the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrator to come forward and report to the nearest police station. The body of Aggrey has been taken to Mulago hospital for a postmortem examination. We want to assure the public that the police are working tirelessly to apprehend the perpetrator and bring him to justice. We also extend our condolences to the family and friends of Aggrey during this difficult time,” Owoyesigyire said.

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