Presidential guards buried and inquiry starts Monday
The inquiry set up by the Special Forces Command to investigate the shoot-out inside State House Entebbe that led to the death of two presidential guards will start on Monday. The deceased Cpl Ochom and Sgt Makanga were buried yesterday at their ancestral homes in Bukeadea and Sironko districts respectively.
According to the SFC spokesperson, Maj Chris Magezi , Cpl Michael Ochom who shot and killed Sgt Peter Makanga on Saturday had “a clean record” in the army.
“We didn’t know him as a drunkard and that’s why we need to find out the cause of his strange behavior through the inquiry. His record was good,” he said.
Ochom allegedly grabbed a gun from Sgt Makanga, shooting him several times in the wee hours of Saturday.The Special Forces said they suspected Cpl Ochom could have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The shooting inside President Museveni’s official residence has raised questions about his safety but Maj Magezi says the President is safe and described the incident as “a small thing”
In 2009 Pte Nicholas Mucunguzi, presidential guard attached to Nakasero State Lodge shot and killed eight people in a bar on William Street in Kampala following a quarrel over a woman.
Sources say both postmortem reports had been handed over to the Special Forces. “It will reveal whether Cpl Ochom was under the influence of alcohol or not,” the source said.