Police Spokesman Andrew Felix Kaweesi and two of his bodyguards have been shot dead by a group of unknown gunmen 100 metres from his residence in Kulambiro.
Eye witnesses say gunmen were on a boda boda and showered bullets to the car for about 10 minutes leaving everyone dead before fleeing. However, at the moment details are still very scanty.
Eye witnesses say that two of the gunshots that ended Kaweesis life were through the back to the chest, while one was shot through the head, to the neck.
Kaweesi was on his way heading to Uganda Christian University, Mukono to speak to the students at a career event. The students were already gathered at Nkoyoyo Hall
The bodies of the dead have been taken away from the crime scene to Mulogo hospital for postmortem
AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi has been the Director Human Resource development and also the Police spokesperson.
The Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura has arrived at the scene and investigations into the heinous act are on-going.
There is no word yet on the possible motive, but the suburb where the attack occurred is noted for its relatively high crime rate.
A local resident described seeing four men on two motorcycles attack the car the police officers were travelling in at around 9:30 am as they left for work.
“Two motorbike riders and two men with guns fired at the car. They shot very rapidly with guns that looked like AK47s,” said Mohammad, a motorcycle taxi driver who lives and works in the area.
“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,” said the 30-year old who declined to give his surname.
“The motorbikes were new and the shooters looked professional. They weren’t wearing masks but I didn’t see their faces because I ran for cover.”
Kaweesi’s last public appearance as spokesman was at an event Wednesday where he disputed a Human Rights Watch report that accused Ugandan forces of killing scores of people during an attack on a tribal leader’s palace in November.
Uganda has been rocked by a series of apparently targeted killings, many involving Muslim clerics, in recent years.