Policeman Shoots Himself Dead

Wamala regional police spokesperson ASP Racheal Kawala. Photo courtesy

Police in Kassanda district are investigating an incident where a policeman shot himself dead after attempting to kill his senior.

ASP Racheal Kawala, the Wamala regional police spokesperson, said the incident happened at Makokoto Police Post in Makokoto Sub County, Kassanda District.


Police have identified the deceased as PC Kitiyo Alex, a 47, who has been residing at Makokoto Trading Center.

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“PC Kitiyo was a police officer attached to the Makokoto Police Post in Kassanda District. Based on preliminary information, he woke up at approximately 5:00 am, and fired several shots into the room of his superior officer, Inspector of Police John Kakooza, without uttering any words,” ASP Kawala said.

Police said Kitiyo returned to his own room, sat on his bed, and subsequently took his own life.

Investigators are currently in the process of obtaining relevant statements to aid in the ongoing investigation.

On May 2, a Uganda People’s Defence Forces – UPDF soldier Pte Wilson Sabiiti, shot minister of state for labour Charles Okello Engola claiming he had not been paid for a long time.

PC Ivan Wabwire shot and killed an Indian money lender Uttam Bhandari after developing an argument with him over a loan. Wabwire has since been charged with murder.

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