There was gunfire
exchange on Tuesday between soldiers under the Special
Forces Command-SFC and the Royal guard of Rwoth Rosette Sanders, the Queen
Mother of Alur Chiefdom.
The incident happened at Nakiwogo close to
Entebbe State House and Uganda Virus Research Institute.
Richard Kasozi, an eye
witness says the gunshots started the drunken royal guard only identified as
Otim fired at people in the vicinity.
“Residents called Police for rescue but it didn’t turn until
SFC soldiers from state house responded to save some of the occupants from
being shot. The soldiers shot the guard so as to disarm him,” he said.
The SFC officers shot Otim in the waist and
rushed him to Nsamize hospital treatment. Otim is believed to have resorted to drinking
after receiving his payment on Monday night.
Jo Wolfram, an Australian national who stays
close to the scene and survived being shot wondered how the humble royal
guard turned dangerous after taking a few bottles of liquor.
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Baker Kawonawo, the Entebbe Division Police
Commander declined to comment on the incident.
He instead referred URN to the
SFC Spokesperson Jimmy Omara who requested for more time to get details.