Policeman killed, Another Injured in Luweero Attack Top story

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A police officer was killed this morning and another seriously injured following an attack on Kasana Police Station by unidentified people who are believed to be thugs.

A police officer was killed this morning and another seriously injured following an attack on Kasana Police Station by unidentified people who are believed to be thugs. 

The incident happened at about 2:30am, Wednesday morning, at Kasana Police Station, in Luwero district.
 
The dead police officer has been identified as detective constable Geoffrey Bala while the injured officer is Sergeant Sarah Achan.
 
Savannah Regional Police spokesperson, Lameck Kigozi told journalists that the thugs used machetes to attack the officers.
 
He said that the thugs reportedly asked the two officers to surrender keys to the armory but they declined and a scuffle ensured during which, the thugs stabbed Bala and Achan repeatedly.
 
Sergeant Sarah Achan, who is currently admitted at Kiwoko hospital, said that Geoffrey Bala crawled to the Kampala-Gulu highway to call for help but died shortly.  
 
According to Kigozi, police was alerted by residents who heard the scuffles and rang Justus Asiimwe, the Luweero District Police Commander.
 
However, the criminals had fled the scene by the time police arrived.
 
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Bala's body was transferred to Kasana Health Center IV for postmortem.
 
There is heavy police deployment around Kasana Police post and neighboring areas to track down the assailants.
 
According to police reports, more than 30 police officers have been killed in the line of duty across the country in the last two years.

 

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Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.