The State Minister for Labour, Employment and Industrial Relations, Col (rtd) Charles Okello Engola has been gunned down this morning at his home in Kyanja, a Kampala suburb.
Engola was killed by his body guard, a UPDF soldier, who also later turned the gun on himself. The guard is said to have killed the minister over mistreatment. We could not immediately verify the claim.
The Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigire confirmed the incident.
The UPDF and police are expected to issue a statement shortly.
He was appointed to the position of minister of state for defence on 6 June 2016, replacing General Jeje Odongo, who was appointed Cabinet Minister of Internal Affairs. He concurrently serves as the Member of Parliament representing Oyam North County in the 10th Parliament.