Gunmen shot Katumba Wamala, Uganda’s Minister of Works and Transport, in what police described as a “targeted drive-by shooting.”
The attack left the former top general’s daughter and driver dead.
Four attackers riding on two motorcycles with concealed number plates followed Wamala from his home in the capital, Kampala, for 4km (2.5 miles) before they sprayed his vehicle with bullets shortly before 9am (06:00 GMT) on Tuesday, a police statement said.
“A joint security task team is actively investigating a targeted drive-by shooting,” Paul Lokech, Deputy Inspector General of police, said in the statement.
The style of the attack echoed that of several others over the years in which many high-profile Ugandans have been killed, with the perpetrators never brought to justice.
The general’s daughter, Brenda Nantogo, and driver Haruna Kayondo were killed in the attack, while another bodyguard survived.
Wamala, who once served as army chief, was wounded in an arm.
In a statement posted on Twitter, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni slammed the attackers as “pigs who do not value life”.
Museveni said one of the bodyguards fired a warning shot which saved the general’s life, adding they should have “shot to kill”.#s63