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Jackson Sande and Emmanuel Nakeriya, who are attached to Tiger Security Group Limited and Securex Security Company respectively, were rewarded for killing and wrestling down armed robbers at their workstations in Kampala.
TUPSA Chairperson, Grace Matsiko, awarding security guard, Jackson Sande and looking is coordinator Tiger Security Group

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Two security guards have received a reward of Shillings 200,000 each from The Uganda Private Security Association–TUPSA for their heroic acts. 

Jackson Sande and Emmanuel Nakeriya, who are attached to Tiger Security Group Limited and Securex Security Company respectively, were rewarded for killing and wrestling down armed robbers at their workstations in Kampala.

Sande wrestled an armed robber at Fortune Bet in Bwaise–Kawempe in the wee hours of Thursday morning last week. The robber took off abandoning a firearm at the scene.

Nakeriya, who missed the function after losing a relative, was extolled for shooting dead a machete wielding robber who had attacked guard at Rubaga Catholic Shrines together with three others.

Grace Matsiko, the Chairperson the Uganda Private Security Association, says in addition to rewarding the guards, they had been promoted to the rank of Corporal by their respective companies.

“We are here to honor the services, heroism of two great and gallant men who have performed exceptionally in protecting the lives and property of Ugandans as they execute their work as per our mandate,” Matsiko’s said.

Matsiko said Nekiriya’s act was patriotic because he intervened to save another unarmed guard who was being victimized by machete wielding men.  

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Since it was dark, the machete wielding men perhaps didn’t realize that Nakeriya was holding a loaded gun. In the process of attempting to attack him, Nakeriya shot one dead forcing the others to flee for dear life.  

Matsiko said the duo’s braveness was outstanding and deserved to be honored in order to encourage others to be strong, determined and patriotic in executing their duties. 

Matsiko said Nakeriya and Sande are some of the success stories that the public needed to know, a reason they decided to award them in the presence of the media. 

Records at Police’s Private Security and Firearms Department headed by Senior Superintendent of Police –SSP Apollo Kateeba, show that there 203 private security companies in Uganda. 

Of these, 110 use guns while others deploy personnel with batons. The 203 private security companies have more than 50000 personnel.