Kampala Uganda- President Yoweri Museveni has expressed his condolences to the family and friends of Colonel (rtd) Charles Engola, who was recently killed by his own bodyguard. In a statement posted on his official Twitter account, President Museveni referred to Engola as a “lion” and a “patriot” who had served his country with distinction.
Engola, who was a former infantry commander and LC-5 chairman, was appointed Minister of State by President Museveni. His death has shocked many in the country, and there is an ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding his killing.
In his statement, President Museveni described Engola as a brave soldier who had fought to protect his country and its people. He also praised him for his leadership qualities, saying that he had earned the respect and admiration of many Ugandans.
“The killing of Colonel Charles Engola was a big crime to patriotism in Uganda,” President Museveni said. “We would have hunted down his killer to exact justice on him, but unfortunately, he took his own life.”
The President also stated that he would wait for the conclusion of the investigation before commenting on the security of public officials and any mistakes made. He expressed his hope that justice would be served, and that Engola’s legacy would continue to inspire future generations of Ugandans.
The news of Engola’s death has sparked widespread shock and grief in Uganda, with many people taking to social media to pay tribute to him.