Police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi, 43, who was yesterday shot dead in a daring but not uncommon fashion as he left his home in Kulambiro, a Kampala suburb while heading to work. The shooting happened just after 9:30am, residents said.
The assailants are reported to have been riding a motorcycle commonly referred to as boda boda, just like those who have recently executed similar high profile murders in Kampala.
One recent such murder was of Maj Muhammad Kiggundu, who was on November 26, last year, gunned down with his guard, Sgt Steven Mukasa. Maj Kiggundu was also a Muslim cleric, and was shot dead in similar manner as were several other fellow Muslim clerics in Kampala and its suburbs and in Iganga and Mbale districts in eastern Uganda.
Those killed together with Kaweesi only 100 metres away after leaving his home were his driver Constable Godfrey Wambewa, and his bodyguard Corporal Kenneth Erau.
Kaweesi usually had seven guards assigned to him, according to one of his guards who spoke to us at the scene of crime.
Five of the guards normally took turns in protecting the Assistant Inspector General of Police, who was also the director in charge of Human Resources and also the spokesperson of the Force. The other two guards were charged with protecting Kaweesi’s home in Kulambiro and were provided by the nearby police post.
Kaweesi was on the fateful morning traveling in a black Land Cruiser Prado UP 4778 without an escort vehicle. His guard took the co-driver’s seat, while Kaweesi occupied the left hand side of the back seat.
Kaweesi’s body was found slumped onto the right-hand side of the back seat; a posture indicative as if he were taking cover to avoid the barrage of bullets. The driver’s body was captured in a similar posture.
The car doors were found flung open after the incident, and several of the police officers
His children, wife and farmily members will miss him for a while but they will then move on
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