THE POLICE SPOKESPERSON ASSASSINATED

By Francis Jjunju

The latest on the tragic news in which the Police Spokesman Andrew Felix Kaweesi was assassinated this morning is that the assailants shot him thrice in what appears to be a targeted shooting; according to the scene of crime officer who has spoken to Uganda Radio Network.

The source says that two of the gunshots that ended Kaweesi's life were through the back to the chest, while one was shot through the head, to the neck.

Kaweesi was killed by a group of unknown gunmen as he left his home in Kulambiro, a suburb of Kampala this morning. His driver Godfrey Mambewa and bodyguard Kenneth Erau are also confirmed dead.

Eye Witnesses say the killers were traveling on a motorcycle. The shooting reportedly lasted more than 10 minutes. Their bodies are currently at the City Mortuary.

Kaweesi was traveling in a Police car registration number UP4778, together with the two others were shot from both sides. The Scene of crime has since been cordoned off by forensic experts to collect evidence.

The deceased, who also doubled as the director of Human Resource in the Uganda Police Force, was one of the scheduled speakers at a Career Seminar at Uganda Christian University today at 10am on the theme, "Career opportunities in the Armed forces and how to find them." He was to speak alongside the UPDF Spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemire and Frank Baine, the spokesperson Uganda Prisons Service.

Some Background about Kaweesi

Kaweesi a teacher by profession joined Uganda Police in 2001 as a cadatee trained at Kabalye Police training school in Masindi for a year, he served in various posts and in 2012 he was appointed the Commandant of Kampala Metropolitan area where he contained walk to work campaign by the opposition led by Dr. Kizza Besigye.

In a min reshuffle taken in 2014 Kaweesi who had gained fame was taken to the Directorate of Human Resource Department and also in charge of developing of training program, chairman of training committee and also to establish the senior command and staff college.

However in April 2016 when the then Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga uttered a statement that labeled donors as financers of the opposition, Kaweesi bounced back as the head of Public Relations to clean the police image but at the same time taking on his earlier responsibilities.

Kaweesi a born of Lwengo in Kyazanga died while pursuing a PHD by correspondence from South Africa in Administration.

We have some highlights when our reporters interfaced with him on a number of issues especially on the recent sad incident when Police and the Army stormed Rwenzururu Palace in Kasese last November where according to police 103 people died and King Charles Wesley Mumbere and his other leaders arrested