Police, like the civilians all first focused on catching a glimpse of the two victims whose bodies were still lying inside the car. By this time, Katumba had been rushed to the nearby Malcolm clinic in Kisaasi. A number of police commanders mostly at the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) arrived and later ordered for securing of the scene.
A tape covering a length of about 30 metres was erected to cordon off the scene. However, uninformed and ununiformed security personnel kept coming in and walking straight to the crime scene. This was before and after the scene of crime officers commonly known as SOCOs had arrived.
When the SOCOs started reconstructing the scene, they saw bullet cartridges in a range of about 80 metres. They then ordered for extension of the cordoned-off area in order to widen the search area.
While the SOCOs were taking pictures and combing the area to capture any possible exhibits that could be of help in tracing for the attackers, security officers in a vehicle bearing a number plate UBJ 016N came in driving at breakneck speed and entered deep inside the already secured area.
SOCOs were seen shaking their heads in disgust and disbelief at what their fellow security men had just done. With the arrival of crime intelligence director Brig Chris Damulira, the scene was again extended after more bullet shells were discovered at a distance of more than 120 metres from the vehicle.
Brig Damulira immediately ordered the military and police vehicles to be removed from the cordoned-off area. WIth Damulira having restored the authpority of police over the scene, civilians and security personnel were directed to move to a farther-off distance in order to give enough space for SOCOs to execute their duties.
The deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj Gen Paul Lokech, arrived at around 11.30 am and also ordered his guards supported by Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force (JATT) and Counter-Terrorism to further push the onlookers away.
In nutshell, police and sister security agencies once again failed to secure the crime scene - making the same mistakes they did after similar assassinations of AIGP Andrew Kaweesi, Col Ibrahim Abiriga, Maj Muhammad Kiggundu, ASP Muhammad Kirumira where they did not control civilians and themselves from contaminating the crime scenes.