President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has downplayed reports that the unknown assailants of slain police mouthpiece Andrew Felix Kaweesi could have used sophisticated means to end his life on Friday morning.
The assassination which has since thrown the nation into dismay happened a few metres from Kaweesi’s residence in Kulambiro, Nakawa division, Kampala.
He was taken down along with his body guard Kenneth Erau and driver Godfrey Mambewo.
The killers fled the scene leaving no traces connecting them to the grisly murder.
Museveni this afternoon issued a statement condemning the sudden demise of such a promising security officer.
“I condemn in the strongest terms the killing of Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his driver Godfrey Mambewa and driver Kenneth Erau by thugs riding on motorcycles,” reads his statement.
The President has since ordered for installation of cctv cameras around the city and its suburbs, major towns and highways were crime is rampant.
“As a consequence of these repeated murders in the city and other towns,
I have directed the immediate installation of cameras in all major towns of Uganda and along the highways,”
Museveni observed that killers 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 whose leadership cling on Presidency is hugely facilitated by a formidable security apparatus thus noted that the perpetrators are not different from previous murders who have killed a number of prominent Ugandans including clerics, government officials and businessmen.
“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 Kiggundu 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.”
He concluded condoling with the bereaved families and assures them that government will bring these killers to book.
“I also reassure the country that security of person and property of all citizens will be guarded at all costs,” ends his communication.