The Ugandan police spokesperson has been murdered along with his bodyguard and driver by unknown assailants.
The victims were shot dead inside their vehicle and left in the pool of their own blood.
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Daily Monitor reports that the government spokesman, Ofwono Opondo, revealed details of the attack. Although the motive behind the killings is unclear, the assailants reportedly used "powerful weapons" seeing as they knew that the victims were armed.
According to eyewitnesses, the shooting lasted for over 10 minutes, and there had been at least 50 shots.
The culprits reportedly shot at the police car from both sides.
Confirming the incident to the Daily Monitor, Presidential Press Secretary, Linda Nabusayi said:
"It is true and it's so sad."
Daily Monitor reports that the Inspector-General of Police Kale Kayihura and other senior security officers rushed to the scene of the murder to ascertain what could have happened.
The Police spokesperson who doubled as the Director Human Resource was appointed the Special Police Spokesman by IGP Kayihura in August 2016.
Mr. Kaweesi who was reportedly removed from the Kampala Metropolitan Police command and later from the Directorate of Operations for being “in the media too often”, was given the task of restoring the image of the police and regaining the trust of the public.