Gunmen have reportedly shot dead suspended Buyende District Police Commander Muhammad Kirumira and a female friend. The two who were driving in a family car were reportedly shot near their home in Bulenga, Wakiso District. The attackers were riding on a boda boda.
Hours before the attack near his home in Bulenga, Wakiso District, Kirumira sent a congratulation message to Ugandan journalists who had just concluded election of their leaders.
Two months ago, former Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga driving with his brother Saidi Kongo were shot dead in the same way.
In March last year, Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi was also killed by gunmen moments after leaving his home in Kulambiro near Kampala. His bodyguard Kenneth Erau and driver Godfrey Mambewa were also killed.
The Uganda Police Force has issued a statement about the assassination of ASP Muhammad Kirumira.