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3 private guards arrested for shooting MTN engineers



The vehicle bearing bullet holes

Police in Kampala has arrested three security guards on allegations of shooting at MTN Uganda network monitoring officers.

Abel Lwanga and his colleague only identified as Kanakulya, both attached to Emerald Telecom (U) Limited, a private firm contracted by telecom giant MTN to monitor its network, were shot at while on duty in Kampala by security guards attached to Great Blue Heron. 

In a statement, Kanakulya explains that he was driving in a Toyota Prado vehicle around Yamaha Center at about 2 am on Thursday morning together with Lwanga as they monitored the strength of the MTN network in Kampala central division.

“We moved from one place to another. While at Luwum street at around 2 am, the security guards shot at us. My colleague Abel Lwanga was injured,” Kanakulya said. 

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango identifies the suspects as Moses Amachu, Joseph Wamboka and Cryron Litomoyi, all attached to Great Blue Heron security firm based in Nakawa division, Kampala.  

“The security guard who pulled the trigger is Joseph Wamboka. The guards said they shot at them thinking they were wrong people,” Onyango said. 

Lwanga was rushed to Mulago hospital for treatment for the gunshot wounds. Onyango says police have since slapped attempted murder charges against the security guards as investigations are ongoing. He has warned security guards to always shoot warning shots before aiming at suspects. 

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