University Security Guard shot a third-year student


Police in Jinja is investigating circumstances under which a security guard attached to Star React Security Guard Limited shot dead a third-year student of Kampala University, in the Capital of Uganda Jinja branch.

The deceased identified as Isaac Katagwa who has been pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in hotel management, tourism and leisure was shot through his back at close range and died instantly on Wednesday night.

A student who spoke to this reporter on condition of anonymity said that she heard a gunshot at around 08.45 pm and ran towards the administration block only to find Katagwa’s lifeless body lying on the ground.

After hearing the gunshot sound, all students including me ran to the administration block for refuge only to find our colleague’s lifeless body lying on the ground.


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A staff who preferred anonymity so as to speak freely said the deceased had a heated argument with the guard before the shooting.

This is an institution of adults where all staff and students are treated with respect. As the two individuals kept on arguing, we played it cool only to hear a gunshot later