KAWEESI MURDER: Uganda’s Security is Intact – Rugunda Reassures

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda

Prime Minister Dr David Livingstone Ruhakana Rugunda has asked Ugandans to refrain from spreading unfounded speculations about the murder of Police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

Rugunda urged while speaking to press a few hours after the gruesome murder of the police mouthpiece outside his home; that police should be allowed to conduct its work, purchase to find the assailants.

He also cautioned against reading deep into the murder and fronting claims that the country’s security as a whole has been compromised.

Kaweesi was gunned down together with his bodyguard and his driver in his official Land Cruiser at around 9:30. This comes just about months after a high ranking army officer Major Muhammad Kiggundu was shot dead in a similar fashion in Masanafu, diagnosis in November last year.

The murders continue to point to a sprouting challenge of the over proliferation of fire arms in private hands.

“Overall, the security of the country is intact,” reassured Prime Minister Rugunda. Security forces are in control. These are isolated incidents and they can happen anywhere; highly regrettable as it may be.”

Rugunda said the murder of AIGP Kaweesi “in such a crude and untimely manner” was a big loss to the country.

“It’s a challenge to the police force and the country to develop more energetic and well trained officers to guarantee and ensure security of our people,” he said.

He also urged Ugandans to let the police investigate and resolve the murder, and promised that government will “obviously put in place appropriate modalities for send off arrangements.


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