According to Onyango, the guard who is attached to Securex Security Company heard the break-in and responded by releasing bullets that killed Otuke.
SP Patrick Onyango- KMP PRO
A security guard has shot dead a suspected thug
while stealing offertories at Lubaga Catholic Shrine at St. Mary Cathedral in
Rubaga Division Kampala. Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick
Onyango identifies the deceased as William Otuke.
He was reportedly part of a gang of machete
wielding thugs that raided Lubaga Catholic Shrine around 3am this morning and
started robbing offertories. According to Onyango, the guard who is attached to
Securex Security Company heard the break-in and responded by releasing bullets
that killed Otuke.
The guard has since recorded a statement about the incident
at Old Kampala police station detailing what transpired before and after he
discharged bullets at the thugs. The deceased’s body is lying at the City
mortuary. Lubaga Catholic Shrine contains images and
statutes that resonate with the history of Catholicism in Uganda, white fathers
and past clergy.
The raid on the shrine comes
a month after unidentified thugs raided St Augustine Chapel at Makerere
University and made off with offertories. The Chaplain, Fr. Josephat Ddungu
released CCTV footage showing the thug breaking into the chapel on the night of
August 12 around midnight and making off with an unspecified sum of money.
Other items that were stolen from the chapel included laptop, extension cables,
boxes where the offertory for Mother Mary and Radio Maria were being kept. He asked members of the public to help identify
"So we're able to see him on CCTV camera footage and that is
the video clip that we're circulating right now because he looks familiar from
the way he went around he seems to have knowledge of where we keep our
stuff," Ddungu said.
Though same footage was shared with police, police have never
come out to confirm whether the suspect was arrested. Ddungu said the
Chapel administration could hardly tell how much money was in the stolen