A student, who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity, says that she heard a gunshot at around 08:45pm and ran towards the administration block only to find Katagwa’s lifeless body
The deceased being ferried out of Kampala university premises.
Police are investigating circumstances under, which a security guard attached
to Star React Security Guard Limited shot dead a third year student of Kampala
university, Jinja branch.
has been identified as Isaac Katagwa who has been pursuing a bachelor’s degree in hotel management, tourism
and leisure. Katagwa
was shot through his back at close range and died instantly on Wednesday night.
A student, who spoke to URN on condition of
anonymity, says that she heard a gunshot at around 08:45pm and ran towards the
administration block only to find Katagwa’s lifeless body.
“I heard the gunshot
at 08:45pm just 15 minutes towards the end of our lecture. All students
including me ran to the administration block for refuge only to find our
colleague’s lifeless body,” she said.
A staff who preferred anonymity so as to speak
freely said the deceased had a heated argument with the guard before the
“This is an institution of adults where all staff and students alike
are treated with respect. As the two individuals kept on arguing, we played it
cool only to hear a gunshot later,” he said.
A team of scene of crime officers that dashed
to the school under the command of Jinja Central Police Commander, Godwin Ochaku chased journalists, students and their
lecturers from the premises accusing them of messing up the crime scene.
The deceased’s body was retrieved from the
university around 10:42pm and taken to Jinja Regional
Referral Hospital mortuary for postmortem. The shooter whose identity has been withheld
is locked up at Jinja central police station pending investigations.