KAMPALA– Uganda Journalists Association (UJA) President Sarapio Rukundo has called for military training and arming of journalists for self defence since according to him, Police has failed to protect them.
This follows the killing of former UJA President Robert Kagolo who was shot dead by LDUs in Wakiso District.
Rukundo made the remarks yesterday (Friday April 30th) at the funeral service for the late Kagolo who was a staff at Star Fm.
Former UJA President Ahmed Kateregga said that Kagolo did many good things and did not deserve to die the way he did.
“But in case he had his shortcomings in his service, we all collectively share the blame because we worked with him.” Katerega mourned.
He said that worldwide, whenever there is an incident, Police do some arrests at time to lessen the situation that is tense and demanded that this time, culprits be brought to book.
According to Star FM Station Manager, Sensuwa, President Yoweri Museveni paid for all burial expenses including meals.
Veteran journalist Tony Owana said that Kagolo was trying to fit in the shoes of one of his mentors, Mulindwa Muwonge, but the shoes were larger, unfortunately, a Founder News Editor of Star FM, Serugga Matovu, who recruited him at the Radio was not given opportunity to speak.
UBC Chief Executive Officer Tabaro talked highly of his fallen staff whom he said was focused and delivered an apology from ICT Minister Judith Nabakoba whom he said was on official duty but who is scheduled, God willing, to attend burial in Gomba today Saturday.
Kagolo was gunned down by one of the LDU guards that were guarding his late brother’s home on Thursday night.
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