The officers identified as Vincent Habiyaremye and Ambrose Otim were attacked at 8pm in Kizza zone, Kawempe Division while on foot patrol duty. The attackers went away with two guns.
"By the time our officers arrived at the scene, it was already too late. They were already dead and the thugs had gone with the guns," Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire told URN.
The case has already been handed over to the Police elite force; Flying Squad Unit to hunt down the assailants and recover the stolen guns. A team of operatives is currently at the scene recording statements from eyewitnesses.
This is not the first time police officers are attacked, killed and their guns were stolen. More than six police officers were attacked last year, and their guns were stolen.
In December 2017, the inspector general of police Kale Kayihura issued a directive for all armed police officers to always move in pairs and officers in charge of the personnel to provide transport for the officers.
The ideal foot patrol is supposed to be made by at least six police officers, two armed with AK-47 guns and others armed with batons and sticks.