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