Crime & Investigation

Luwero Police Commander Shot Dead

Security organs have commenced the hunt for heavily-armed men who gunned down a police commander in Luwero District before his wife and children on Sunday night.

This is the latest daring attack on a top police officer in the area in recent months after a raid on Luwero police station by gunmen last year.

At 11:40pm yesterday, ask dosage Corporal Hussein Sewaka who has been working as the District Police Commander, treat Kakinzi Police Station in Luwero, was waylaid near his residence at Lukinzi Trading Center.

Armed with assault rifles, the thugs fought and overpowered Sewaka before dragging him towards his house.

He was compelled to open his residence before being told to sit on the floor of his sitting room.

A few minutes later, the gunmen opened fire at the police officer, shooting him in the head and chest.

Sewaka died instantly.

The police commander’s cold-blooded murder has sent chills down the spine of security chiefs amid fears of the return of organised criminal gangs in the area.


The deceased’s wife (name withheld on request) says two of the assailants were armed with rifles and dressed in civilian attire.

“They ordered my husband to sit down before shooting him twice. My kids and I were terrified. After killing him, they disappeared,” the widow recounted her husband’s last moments on earth.

Last year, gunmen attacked Luwero Police barracks to loot arms only to be stopped by a hailstorm of bullets from the facility’s commanders.

Savannah Region Spokesperson, Lamech Kigozi says after killing Sewaka, “those thugs went ahead to rob an unidentified sum of money and two motorcycles from the area before fleeing to an unknown place.”

He said a comprehensive investigation is underway with the view of arresting the perpetrators of the murder.

Police forensic experts visited the murder scene where a knife, dark blue jean jacket and rope were recovered.

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