By Our Reporter
The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Andrew Felix Kaweesi has been shot dead.
Kaweesi, who has also been the Police Spokesperson, was shot dead by unknown assailants travelling on two motorcycles about 100 metres from his home in Kulambiro, Nakawa Division in Kampala.
He was travelling in his car with two other police officers, who were also killed in the attack. The two police officers killed with Kaweesi have been identified as Corporal Kenneth Erau and AIGP’s bodyguard cum driver Constable Geoffrey Mambewa.
Eyewitnesses claim to have seen four gunmen with four guns traveling on two motorcycles – two on each.
Detectives have sealed off the scene of crime and several top police officers have arrived to the scene to ascertain what could have transpired.
There is a sea of people at the crime scene, our reporter Phillip Aguta reports.
Kaweesi who also held the position of director human resource was in August 2016 appointed by IGP Kale Kayihura the special police spokesman to enhance the Force’s public relations.
Kayihura is expected to address the media about the incident.
Condolences have started pouring in.
The Minister for ICT and National Guidance Hon. Frank Tumwebaze has tweeted: “RIP my friend. U stood firm 4 the public gd against all odds. Ur power of articulation was unequalled .We r #bleeding.”