Uganda police spokesperson, his bodyguard and driver were shot dead on their way to work on Friday morning by unknown assailants believed to be riding motorcycles.
Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi was killed with body guard, Kenneth Erwau and driver Godfrey Wambewo about 100 metres from his residence in the capital Kampala.
We regret to confirm the reports of the brutal killing of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi.1/2— Uganda Police Force (@PoliceUg) March 17, 2017
The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima, declined to give any details but confirmed that the three were killed at around 9:30 am local time.
The motorbikes came from behind as the car was leaving Kaweesi's house. The car driver tried to increase speed but they drove past the car and shot into it.
Eye witnesses tell local media Daily Monitor that four men on two motorcycles shot rapidly at the black SUV of the police officers while in motion.
“The motorbikes came from behind as the car was leaving Kaweesi’s house. The car driver tried to increase speed but they drove past the car and shot into it,” Daily Monitor quoted the eyewitness who was only identified as Mohammed.
Their bodies have been deposited at the Mulago National Referral Hospital and investigation has commenced in the incident.
Assassinations with the same mode of operation are not new to Uganda as in November last year, an army officer Major Sulaiman Kiggundu was shot dead in his car by gunmen on two motorcycles.
Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi was appointed in August 2016 as the spokesperson of the Uganda Police Force. He is a regular face on Ugandan television.