KAMPALA -President Museveni on Saturday night visited the murder scene where former Buyende District Police Commander Muhammad Kirumira and a female company reported to be his sister were shot dead.
Museveni arrived at the scene hours after the shooting, the police has described as an assassination.
The president asked two eyewitnesses to go with him to State House as part of his investigations.
The president is on Sunday night expected to address the nation on a number of issues including the security situation in the country.
Police said Kirumira and female friend were driving in a family car when they were attacked near his home in Bulenga, Wakiso District.
Residents say the attackers were riding on a boda-boda.
Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima said they were attacked at about 9:20 PM
“The Uganda Police Force is greatly concerned with the assassination of ASP Muhammad Kirumira at Bulenga near his home at around 9:20 pm. He was with a lady; residents confirmed to be his wife,” said Mr Kayima in a statement before adding that she too succumbed to bullet wounds and was pronounced dead on arrival at Rubaga Hospital Saturday evening.
Kirumira was driving his personal vehicle which is still at the scene of crime at Bulenga.
“We condemn these heinous criminal acts and promise to hunt down these merciless criminals and bring them to book,” added Mr Kayima.