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Police officer shoots self dead in Nsambya barracks

A 58-year-old police officer has allegedly shot himself in Nsambya police barracks over suspected domestic problems.

Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire has identified the officer as corporal George Drandi, who was attached to the Very Important Persons Protection Unit (VIPPU). He shot himself on Monday morning inside his place of residence at Nsambya police barracks.  

“The investigating teams have visited the scene and recovered the rifle that had been assigned to the deceased with 29 rounds of ammunition,” Owoyesigyire said.

He added that the body has now been taken to the city mortuary for a postmortem, and investigations are ongoing to establish the actual reason that could have led him into ending his life.  

“We’re currently talking to the family to ascertain information indicating that he had an impending domestic issue with the wife and other family members in the village,” he noted. Corporal Drandi was only left with about two years to retire from the police force. 
    
In November last year, police constable Nyeko Bosco Mwaka attached to aviation police in Entebbe killed himself by shooting under similar circumstances.   

In 2017, Godfrey Sabiiti, who was also attached to VVIP in Kampala also killed himself after shooting his wife dead. Investigations indicated that Sabiiti who was residing in Nsambya barracks killed his wife before turning the same gun at himself after testing positive for HIV.  

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), close to 800,000 people die by suicide every year, and for each death, there are more than 20 suicide attempts.

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+1 #1 kabayekka 2022-01-24 22:01
It is unfortunate that the holders of the AK47 in this liberated country are now constantly turning the country's guns on themselves. Such dangerous incidents to life must be sorted out at once.

It is in records already that since 1966, this country has suffered much loss of life through the shooting of the gun than anything else. And it seems the public is still counting many more years of such a human misadventure!
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+1 #2 Lakwena 2022-01-25 07:27
May his soul be at peace.

But part of the problem is; the Police administration's lack of stringent own gun control. Why are police officers let to go to their residences with loaded guns?

In other words, underpaid, over-worked, starved, homeless, constantly insulted by Gen Tibuhaburwa as pigs or parasites, etc.; most of our police officers are miserably stressed.

Therefore, even to the handlers, stressed out, any gun is lethal.
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