Top Uganda Police Spokesman Killed Assassination-Style

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Andrew Kaweesi's slumped body

KAMPALA--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] said.
"Kaweesi had two police officers guarding him who were also killed. The motive is yet to be established," he added.
A large crowd of local residents gathered at the scene where the officers' dead bodies slumped inside a black vehicle, blood pooling under shattered glass alongside the car. The bodies were later taken away.
A local resident described seeing four men on two motorcycles attack the car the police officers were travelling in at around 9:30 am as they left for work.

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