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City Lawyer Under Investigation for Shooting Watchman at Kings Park Rugby Club

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Kampala, Uganda – January 21, 2024

A shocking incident unfolded at Kings Park Rugby Club in Kakajjo Zone, Bweyogerere, Wakiso District, as City lawyer Sam Ahamya allegedly shot and killed the watchman on duty. The Kira Division Police in Kampala Metropolitan East are actively investigating the case, which occurred on Saturday evening.

The victim has been identified as Buruga Nekeon, a 37-year-old watchman at the rugby club and a member of the Lugbara Tribe. The alleged perpetrator is Sam Ahamya, a 47-year-old lawyer of Munyankole descent and a resident of Buziga in Makindye Division, Kampala District.

Preliminary findings from the police suggest that Ahamya visited Kings Park Rugby Club with his two children for leisure around midday on January 20, 2024. He was armed with a pistol, which he temporarily entrusted to a police officer guarding the entrance.

According to the police statement, the tragic incident occurred at approximately 22:00hrs when Ahamya returned to retrieve his weapon. In an attempt to perform a Normal Safety Precaution (NSP) with the magazine still in the pistol, a shot was fired, injuring Buruga Nekeon fatally.

The crime scene was promptly visited by a team of police officers led by Divisional CID officer D/SP Nuwamanya, along with other officers, including the Scene of Crime Officer (SOCO) D/C Masereka.

A case of murder by shooting has been officially opened with reference number 44/20/01/2024. The firearm used in the incident has been recovered and secured for forensic analysis by the SOCO team.

Currently, Ahamya is in custody at Kira Police Division, cooperating with the ongoing investigation. Meanwhile, the body of the deceased, Buruga Nekeon, has been conveyed to the City mortuary for a thorough postmortem examination.

The motive behind the shooting remains under investigation, and the authorities are committed to ensuring a thorough and impartial inquiry into this tragic event. The legal process will determine the appropriate charges against the accused lawyer as the community awaits further developments in this unfortunate incident.

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