A list of mysterious, unexplained killings of Sheikhs and gov’t officers

A wave of unexplained and puzzling killings have occurred in Uganda since 2012, execution-style ride-by shootings and serial murders leaving a large part of the population in fear, and speculating as to the reasons for such acts as well as the individuals behind them. The shootings initially targeted a section of Moslem leaders, however, from March 2015 the attacks escalated to include senior government officials.

Here is the list of unexplained killings below,

April 20, 2012, Kampala: Sheikh Abdul Karim Ssentamu, a prominent Muslim scholar, is gunned down along William Street. Attackers disappear from the scene riding on motorcycles.

June 22, 2012, Kampala: Abubaker Kiweewa is gunned down inside his supermarket in Kyanja by men riding on motorcycles.

December 25, 2014, Mayuge: Abdul Kadir Muwaya, a Shiite leader is gunned down at his home by men riding on motorcycles.

December 28, 2014, Bwebajja: Sheikh Mustafa Bahiga is shot dead at a Mosque along Entebbe Road. His attackers were riding motorcycles.

March 30, 2015, Kiwatule: Joan Kagezi, a senior principal state attorney, is gunned down at a fruit stall. Her attackers were riding on motorcycles.

May 21, 2015, Mbale Heroes FC: Sheikh Abdulrashid Wafula, Imam of Bilal Mosque in Mbale Town is gunned down in front of his gate in Kireka Village, Nakaloke Town Council. Eyewitnesses say the assailants arrived on the scene and left riding on motorcycles.

June 30, 2015, Bweyogerere: Sheikh Ibrahim Hassan Kirya,  is shot dead by unknown men on a boda boda motor cycle.

November 26, 2016, Masanafu: Major Muhammad Kiggundu and his bodyguard Fred Mukasa are gunned down by assailants riding on two motorcycles.

March 17, 2017, Kulambiro: Andrew Felix Kaweesi, a senior police officer is gunned down along with his bodyguard Kenneth Erau and driver Godfrey Mambewa (also called Wambewo). The attackers were riding on two motorcycles.

June 8, 2018, Kawanda: Ibrahim Abiriga, a Member of Parliament for Arua Municipality, is shot dead by assailants riding on motorcycles.

September 8, 2018, Bulenga: Muhammad Kirumira, an outspoken police officer, is killed by armed men riding on motorcycles.

June 1, 2021, Kisaasi: An attempt is made on the life of General Edward Katumba Wamala. His daughter Brenda Nantongo and driver, Haruna Kayondo, are killed in the attack on spot according to eye witnesses

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