By Joseph Ekol
The Minister of State for Labour, Employment, and Industrial Relations, Charles Okello Engola, was killed a month before his wedding.
Engola, who was also the Oyam North MP, was shot dead by a bodyguard at his home in Kyanja, Kampala Tuesday morning, May 2.
The bodyguard, named Private Wilson Sabiiti, later shot himself dead.
Engola had announced that he would wed Joyce Ayikoru in June this year.
Engola made the revelation on March 11 while addressing mourners at the burial of Kuranimo Opota, the father of Lango Chiefdom Prime Minister, George Ojwang Opota, in Iceme sub-county, Oyam district.
The wedding was planned to be hosted at St Nathan Anglican Church of Uganda Awangi in Iceme sub-county.
A close relative of the late revealed that Engola had begun to renovate the church in preparation for the wedding.
The church is about 200 metres from Engola’s ancestral home.
Rev. George Amoli, the vicar of Oyam Vicarage, confirmed in a Tuesday interview that Engola’s wedding preparations had started but that an exact date had not been set.
“That wedding was set for June this year. He started with the church building which is already plastered,” said Amoli, adding that “death has not allowed us” to host the wedding.
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