Man shot by Katureebe guards dies


The man who attacked Chief Justice Bart Katureebe with an iron bar at his gate in Bugolobi has died at Mulago hospital.

Shabab Oyela, according to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango, succumbed to bullet wounds at Mulago National Referral Hospital.

Onyango said police is still investigating whether Oyela has a mental problem as earlier reports suggested.

Very Important Persons Protection Unit (VPPU) officers guarding the Chief Justice as he allegedly attempted to hit the Chief Justice, who was in his car at his home on Monday, shot Oyela in the hand.

Police said Oyela had refused to yield to officers’ repeated warnings not to attack the Chief Justice.

Police wants to ascertain his motive for attacking the CJ who was heading to Supreme Court to preside over a case in which former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, sues President Museveni for rigging 2016 elections.

Police later recovered an iron bar, spears, arrows, and a knife from the bag Oyela was carrying.

He died at 11am on Tuesday.

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