Uganda: Museveni orders security cameras following murder of senior police officer

Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - Ugandan PresidentYoweri Museveni has ordered immediate installation of cameras in all major towns of the East African country and along the highways following the murder of Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi early Friday.

Condemning the killing by gunmen he described as thugs riding on motorcycles, the President said:  “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."

Kaweesi was shot and killed in his car along with two other officers as he left his home in Kampala, police said.

"Since 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,” said President Museveni in a statement sent to media houses in Kampala by his press secretary Linda Nabusayi.

Of late there have been similar incidents of murder in Uganda's capital city and other towns.

The president 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.”

According to the Police, Kaweesi was killed at about 9:30 am along with his body guard, Kenneth Erwau and driver Godfrey Wambewo.
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17 march 2017 17:11:59

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