Bukwo CAO Shot Dead


Reports coming in indicate that Bukwo District Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Robert Charles Ogwang was killed by unknown gunmen on July 08 night.

It is said that the yet to be identified assailants shot CAO Ogwang around Bombo as he headed to Lira City.

Ogwang reportedly left Kampala in the evening after attending a meeting. That he had asked his driver to stay in the capital as he drove to Lira for the weekend.

But somewhere around Matugga, Ogwang, who was driving in the official Bukwo Local Government vehicle, was attacked by robbers who shot shot at him.Available reports also indicate that he was rushed to Bombo Hospital while bleeding profusely, and that he was pronounced dead hours later.

The merciless killers also reportedly burnt Ogwang’s vehicle into ashes. The motivation behind the murder was yet to be established.

There has been chaos in Bukwo, where Ogwang was acting CAO, after four district officials were interdicted over alleged embezzlement and mismanagement of public funds to the tune of Shs1bn in ghost projects.

The four officials who were indicted months ago following monitoring visits by Local Government Minister Raphael Magyezi and junior economic monitoring minister Peter Ogwang, were: Bukwo District Senior Procurement Officer Joseph Araptai, District Service Commission Secretary Richard Mudima, District Natural Resource Officer Steven Sikor and NUSAF III Desk Officer Jona Chewere.


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