AIGP Kaweesi, two others confirmed dead

Friday March 17 2017

Police Spokesperson Andrew Kaweesi

Police Spokesperson Andrew Kaweesi 

By Andrew Bagala, Stephen Kafeero and Job Bwire

Three people including Police Spokesperson, Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi have been shot dead.
Kaweesi and two other police officers were shot dead by unknown assailants about 100 metres from his home in Kulambiro, Nakawa Division in Kampala.

Detectives seal off the scene where AIGP

Detectives seal off the scene where AIGP Kaweesi was shot dead. Photo by Michael Kakumirizi

Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson, Mr Emilian Kayima confirmed the Friday morning shooting.
“This morning, one of our senior colleagues AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi was gruesomely killed as he was going for duty. He was killed at about 9:30 am along with his body guard, Kenneth Erau and driver Godfrey Wambewo. It is very unfortunate incident. Al;l experts are here to manage the crime scene. We will give more updates as they come in,” Mr Kayima told journalists at the crime scene.

Police seal off the scene where AIP Kaweesi was

Police seal off the scene where AIP Kaweesi was shot dead along with his bodyguard and driver. Photo by Michael Kakumirizi

It's not yet clear how Kaweesi and the other two officers were killed but the Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura and other senior security officers have rushed to the scene to ascertain what could have happened.

Their bodies were taken to Mulago National Referral Hospital for post-mortem.

People gathered at one of the shops along

People gathered at one of the shops along Market Street in Kampala to watch television news about AIGP Kaweesi's shooting. Photo by Anthony Wesaka

Kaweesi who also held the position of director human resource was in August 2016 appointed by IGP Kayihura the special police spokesman as the Force attempted to repair its image tainted by a string of brutality incidents and public relations nightmares.
Mr Kaweesi, whom Gen Kayihura had earlier removed from the Kampala Metropolitan Police command and later from the Directorate of Operations for being “in the media too often”, had been tasked to reclaim the Force’s lost public trust.

Some of the Bodaboda assassinations in Uganda since 2012
1.Sheikh Abdul Karim Sentamu April 2012
2.Sheikh Abdul Jawali Sentunga August 2012
3.Sheikh Yunus Abubakar Mudungu August 2012
4.Hajji Abubaker Kiweewa June 2012
5.Sheikh Dr Abdul Kadir Muwaya December 2014
6.Sheikh Mustafa Bahiga December 2014
7.Sheikh Ismail Ssebugwawo January 2015
8. SPSA Joan Kagezi March 2015
9. Abdul Rashid Wafula May 2015
10.Sheikh Ibrahim Hassan Kirya June 2015
11. Major. Sheikh Muhammad Kiggundu November 2016
12. AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi March 2017