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Museveni condemns Kaweesi murder, directs on security cameras

RIP. Andrew Felix Kawesi

President Museveni has condemned in the strongest terms the killing of (the Assistant Inspector of Police) Andrew Felix Kaweesi by thugs riding on motorcycles, a statement from State House indicates.

As a consequence of these repeated murders in the city and other towns, the President has directed the immediate installation of cameras in all major towns of Uganda and along the highways.

“We have been planning to do this project for some time but we have been postponing it on account of other priorities like the roads and electricity. Since, however, these thugs think they can use this remaining gap in our otherwise robust security frame-work, I have decided and directed the Minister of Finance to work with Police to immediately close this gap,”

Museveni urged security agencies and the general public to be vigilant.

“The security personnel and all citizens should be vigilant and on the lookout for these thugs who have made it a habit to use motorcycles to kill people.

“Remember the incidents of Joan Kagezi, Major Kigundu and a number of Sheikhs; they were killed in the same manner. If you notice such characters and especially if they are trailing a person with armed guards, you should take prompt action and challenge them,” Museveni said.

What other leaders have said:

Dr. Kizza Besigye:

“Terror and Horror: AIGP Kaweesi and 2 other officers shot dead at 9:30am! Shocking Condolences to family. @Policeug,” Besigye told NBS TV.

He added: “There is a mafia state killing men of honour, and Ugandans should be afraid.”

DP President General Norbert Mao:

“Andrew Felix Kaweesi was an amiable man who tried to put a human face to the police” Norbert Mao.

Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda:

“The late Andrew Felix Kaweesi was an honourable man who handled national affairs with expertise,” said Rugunda.