Gunmen murder Ugandan police spokesman in Kampala

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The car in which the Ugandan police spokesman and his bodyguards were travelling in

Kampala Spokesman, Emillian Kayima, confirmed the incident to  reporters this morning.

By Nangayi Guyson, nangayi.guyson@alleastafrica.com

Kampala, Uganda –Unknown Assassins have killed Uganda’s Assistant Inspector General and spokesman of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesiand and his two bodyguards on Friday morning, officials say.

Kampala Spokesman, Emillian Kayima, confirmed the incident to  reporters this morning.

According to witnesses the unidentified armed assailants attacked the car that officers were travelling in about 100 metres from Kaweesi’ home in Kulambiro, Nakawa Division in Kampala and sprayed bullets on the car, killing al onboard.
“It is true –  we are saddened by the loss of our police officers including AIG Andrew Felix Kaweesi who were killed in the shooting this morning and we are asking Ugandans to stay calm.”Kayima said.

It’s not yet clear how Kaweesi was killed, however, Mr. Kayihura said investigations were ongoing.

Kaweesi who also held the position of director human resource was in August 2016 appointed by IGP Kayihura as the special police spokesman as the Force attempted to repair its image tainted by a string of brutality incidents and public relations nightmares

Mourners have already poured ino the home of Andrew Felix Kaweesi in Kulambilo while his body is still in Mulago Hospital for postmortem.

Ugandans on social media reacted to the incident:-
Miss Lady – Now who’s next and why only baganda’s?

Nakisisa B. – -r u seriously making this tribal?

BizimunguKhassimi- would urge all of us to kindly take this out of tribalism

Mary GorrettiNassolooba-tulikukiweare all in terror and shock, we feel insecure now in our country chief God have mercy on us

Antony AgabaRIP comrade- You served yo part for the nation. The nation is in grief

Richard Ndagso- so sad. I really don’t know where we are heading with this insecurity. RIP FELIX

MoureenNamugumya-But the Ugandan government this time should come out with a report because for all the death that have strike the country we havebeen promised reports in vain.

Atobu Joseph- It’svery sad for the untimely killing. Police should re-enforce the security of all AIGPs and DIGPs at least two motor vehicles. RIP AIGP Felix K.

More details to follow……..

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