Special Report | Top Ugandan Policeman AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi Shot Dead in Kampala

Posted March 17, 2017 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Special Report ~ 7,817 views


The East African — Uganda Police Spokesperson has been shot dead Friday morning in Kampala by unknown gunmen. Mr Andrew Felix Kaweesi, who was also the Assistant Inspector General of Police, together with a bodyguard and driver were killed in his car as they left his home in Kulambiro, a suburb in the capital Kampala.

Uganda Police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi has been shot dead in Kampala by unknown gunmen on March 17, 2017. PHOTO | DAILY MONITOR | NATION MEDIA GROUP

“It is true and it’s so sad,” Presidential Press Secretary Linda Nabusayi told the Daily Monitor, a member of the Nation Media Group stable, when she was asked to confirm the Friday morning shooting.

Ugandan forensic experts at the scene where Police Spokesperson Felix Kaweesi and two officers were shot dead on March 17, 2017 in Kampala. PHOTO | MORGAN MBABAZI

There have been other assassinations of high profile Ugandans in the streets of Kampala in the recent years.

In November last year, Major Sulaiman Kiggundu was shot dead along with his bodyguard on a Kampala road by gunmen, who witnesses said were riding a motorcycle. Kiggundu, a puritanical Muslim leader, a prominent Sheikh and a reformed ADF rebel leader, had been reintegrated into the Ugandan army where was serving in the intelligence unit.

In March 2015, Joan Kagezi, an Assistant Director of Public Prosecution, was shot at close range when gunmen on a motorcycle rode up to her car on her way home. Ms Kagezi was prosecuting the 2010 Kampala bombing suspects.

Source — The East African and NTV News Video

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    this might be a revenge from the massacre that occurred around november, when people to believed to be rebels were killed

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