The police in Katwe are holding one of the sons of the late Andrew Patrick Luwandagga over the alleged murder of his father.
The arrest of William Luwandaga earlier today followed statements by the neighbors indicating that he and his younger brother had been fighting last night and intervention by their father could have resulted to his murder
The death of Andrew Patrick Luwandagga puts an end to a career which for distinction and length of service has few equals in Uganda today. He will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and mentorship. He was one of the greats of sports journalism.
The Veteran Sports Commentator passed on this morning at his home in Namasuba, a Kampala suburb of what the family says was heart failure.
However, Emillian Kayima, the police spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan says 30 year old Andrew William Luwandagga has been arrested by members of the community and handed over to the police on suspicion that he killed his father in a domestic brawl.
Luwandaga has been a sports journalist working with national broadcaster Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) television, where he was the head of the sports and current affirs department.
UBC Spokesperson Mr. Rafsanjan Abbey Tatya confirmed the news of his death this morning describing it as a great blow to the company and Uganda’s sports fraternity.
He describes the late Luwandagga as a skilled and hardworking person who has made a significant contribution to the nation.
“One of his own children, called Andrew William 30 Years old, was arrested by the community and handed over him to the police suspecting that he could have had a hand in his father’s death and we could not take that lightly,” Mr Kayima said
“We have gone ahead to record statements from family members, the window, Sarah Luwandagga and the two children, “noted Kayima.
Kayima says William will remain in police custody until a postmortem report is released.