Uganda police yet to establish motive behind execution of spokesman, 2 officers

March 17, 2017 1:56 pm
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Kaweesi was killed on his way to work and shot together with two officers that were attached to him/Uganda Police

, KAMPALA, Uganda, Mar 17 — Uganda’s second most prominent policeman was shot and killed in his car on Friday along with two other officers as he left his home in Kampala, police said.

Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Kaweesi served as the force’s spokesman and was one of the country’s most high-profile officers.

“He was shot dead this morning as he was leaving his home coming to work,” Inspector General Kale Kayihura told AFP.

“Kaweesi had two police officers guarding him who were also killed. The motive is yet to be established,” he added.

In November a top military officer was similarly shot and killed in his car in a Kampala suburb alongside his bodyguard.

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