The gruesome killing of Police Spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi just metres from his home, has awakened public interest in the unresolved cases of high profile shootings in the country.
At least 9 Muslim clerics and 2 public figures were slain by unknown gunmen since 2012. Kaweesi’s assassination brings the number of prominent people gunned down to 12.
A common thread that runs through all these murders is that the attackers approached their victims while riding motorcycles.
In November last year, Major Muhammad Kiggundu was shot dead by gunmen riding on motorcycles in the Kampala neighbourhood of Masanafu. In July 2015, the spokesperson of the Kibuli muslim faction, Sheikh Hassan Kirya was gunned down in a similar manner.
Those are just some of the 12 people who were killed by motor-cycle riding gunmen and IGP Gen. Kale Kayihura has been at to convince the public that his force is closing in on the gunmen.
According to Kayihura From his investigations, over 50 people have been arrested and 14 are facing trial for the murders that continue to shock the public.
Army spokesperson, Brigadier Richard Karemire says the job of finding the killers is not an easy one for security agencies.
The Minister for Security, Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde says the different agencies are going to focus their energies on understanding the methods and patterns of the killers that are carrying out these shootings.
When Police last reported on crime, it was noted that 74 people had been gunned down in six months of 2015. This further raises questions on whether police have really solved the mystery of gun and crime in Uganda.