Ugandan police may not have heard the gunshots which killed senior police officer Muhammad Kirumira because of the loud noise from a nearby church, President Yoweri Museveni has said.
Gunmen on a motorcycle taxi, known in Uganda as a boda boda, shot dead Mr Kirumira on Saturday as he was driving near his home in Bulenga town in the central region.
A woman who was also in the vehicle was also killed.
His killing was the latest in a series of fatal shootings of politicians and police officers, raising fears about growing insecurity in Uganda.
Mr Kirumira was the former district commander of Buyende, and a video in which he urges people to expose the “mafia to save the state” has been widely circulated on social media since his death:
Speaking on state television on Sunday night, Mr Museveni denounced the killers as cowardly pigs.
Mr Museveni vowed that police will fill the security “gaps” that killers were exploiting.
Posted in African News.