By UBC Reporter
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has condemned in the strongest terms the killing of the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Andrew Felix Kaweesi by assailants riding on two motorcycles in Kulambiro, a Kampala suburb.
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,” said the President in a statement released today. “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.”
President Museveni has also said that 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,” he added. “If you notice such characters and especially if they are trailing a person with armed guards, you should take prompt action and challenge them.”
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen. Kale Kayihura has reiterate the President’s statement adding that people need to inform police on every suspicious activity around them.
“This is organised thuggery,” said Gen. Kayihura. “We cannot allow the terrorists to win.”
The unknown gunmen shot Kaweesi, his bodyguard Kenneth Erau and the driver Godfrey Wamewo as the trio left the AIGP’s home to work in his official car registration number UP 4778.
Kaweesi is survived with four children and a wife.
Eyewitnesses remember seeing people posing as fixing a broken motorcycle in front of Kaweesi’s gate moments before the shooting.
Kaweesi and his assistants were killed in about 100 meters from his gate.