The military guard, who shot and killed the 64-year-old junior Labour minister, (Rtd) Col Charles Engola, reported on duty early the fateful day with more-than-usual ammunition strapped in magazine pouches, which he concealed with a coat.
According to multiple accounts including a detailed version offered by Mr Sam Odongo, the minister’s official chauffeur of 15 years, Pte Wilson Sabiiti downgraded the previous evening from chief bodyguard to a regular escort on Tuesday, camped by the gate in silence.
The minister lived at a rented house in an isolated and bushy part of Kyanja, a residential neighbourhood northeast of Kampala.
Mr Odongo said they did not suspect anything ominous on the fateful day because the military guard was generally a reticent character. Read more