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Private Security Association Speaks Out on Naalya Shooting

Members of The Uganda Private Security Association (TUPSA) have called for prompt investigation into the Tuesday morning shooting at Naalya supermarket

The National Chairman TUPSA, Grace Matsiko said the association bemoaned the incident, which led to the loss of life of Kololo based Hickory Bar proprietor, Arnold Ainebyoona Mugisha.

“The Uganda private security Association (TUPSA) regrets the incident at Naalya Shopping Centre today,” said part of the statement.

Matsiko noted that the outcome of the investigations should be put public.

“We demand an expeditious inquiry by the police to establish the cause of the incident, details of which must be availed to the public to be part of strengthening the role of private security organizations as we execute our role of protecting the people and their property,” he noted.

He stressed that members of the private security association closely and cordially relate with police, as the supervising state agent, in the carrying of their private security work.

“In partnership with the Uganda Police Force, our supervising authority, we have undertaken robust measures well aware that our servicemen and women do interact with members of the public at various levels on a minute by minute basis, to ensure that we execute our mandate as per policy guidelines, without causing harm or inconvenience to the public, while maintaining that members of the public are encouraged to cooperate with our private security officers wherever they are deployed as part of crime management,” concluded the statement.

According to police, Mugisha was shot after a short argument with a private security guard attached to Saracen security group. The guard identified as Moses Angoria reportedly picked a SAR rifle and shot Mugisha in the mouth.

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The victim later died from Independent Hospital Ntinda.

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