Museveni speaks out on Kaweesi killing: “I’ve ordered fixing of spy cameras allover Uganda”

Museveni speaks out on Kaweesi killing: “I’ve ordered fixing of spy cameras allover Uganda”

President Yoweri Museveni has criticized the killing of Andrew Felix Kaweesi, Uganda’s second most prominent policeman on Friday.

Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Kaweesi served as the force’s spokesman and was one of the country’s most high-profile officers. He was killed alongside his bodyguard Kenneth Erau and the driver Godfrey Wamewo as they left his home to work in his official car registration number UP 4778.


They were killed in about 100 meters from his gate.

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.

Museveni’s statement 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.”

“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,” the President said.

He said 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.

Kaweesi’s killing resembles the assassinations of other high profile legal and military personnel.

In March 2015 Joan Kagezi, a senior public prosecutor, was shot in the street and the assailant escaped with an accomplice on a motorcycle.

In November last year Ugandan army officer, major Sulaiman Kiggundu — a former Allied Democratic Forces rebel — was shot in his car by gunmen travelling on two motorcycles. Both crimes remain unsolved.


17 Responses to "Museveni speaks out on Kaweesi killing: “I’ve ordered fixing of spy cameras allover Uganda”"

  1. mukasa Samuel   March 17, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Surely its sad New about our beloved one afande kawesa now my advise is that our Govt should look into bodaboda riders coz they have become more dangerous in society they should be knowing this killers but y kawesa may his soul rest in peace amen

  2. Otim Moses   March 17, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Government should Start providing all the high profile and or public figure in government with at list 3 vehicles but not only one car.
    Felix rest in peace.

  3. Barahuka   March 17, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    It’s better

  4. okitoi john emma   March 17, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    may his soul rip

  5. Nsereko Richard   March 17, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    On his excellency’s directive I thk it’s a goo move but still it doesn’t have any impact becuase for example of Andrews case, it happened in a remote area where I thk won’t be fixed wth camera’s. The best thing is to dig deep into this killings becuase it’s the same method used in all, that means there must be a click carrying out the atrocities. So if no foreplay by detectives frm all security agencies it’s easy to get to the bottom line of it, who’s behind these killings otherwise we will continue loosing important people. so sad banange. let’s not just sit and watch, tomorrow it will be ur relative. This is the highest order of terrorism. Ugandan please wake up, it’s not only security operative to handle this, even civillians please whoever has information about th terrorist group please inform the concerned bodies.

  6. Nazziwa Regina   March 17, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    in fact the government must immediantly give those high ranked officers two seculity patro’s

  7. Benjamin   March 17, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Terrible and shocking if this is the trend where are we going? May God help Uganda and afande kawesa RIP ,you are a hero died on duty and for the truth

  8. were sam   March 17, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Mr Museveni, what happened to CHOGM surveillance CCTV camera installations? Why do repetitive purchases? Where is the problem??? Is it techinal planning skills or bogus supplies? I keep wondering the path we travel always in silent mode until causality happens. The problem is slowly moving to upper echelons, which is disastrous to the country. GOD help Uganda.

  9.   March 18, 2017 at 6:35 am

    What is happening to UGANDAN much madderisum Government do something please this beyond Sheikh Mohammed Kigundu ‘s police got one of the killer this killer told the that he knows where are gun where their and this killer told Police officers had list but the Police was focusing on Guns police ignore the list of names and the hired them but police ignore the information list you can rewind the tape the were arrested and listen to the tape you will see what I’m talking about We losing innocent people good people in the Country

  10. musinguzi denis   March 18, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Uganda Uganda…..
    please our dearest Mr M7…do all it need people who are during killed are not distant for u.. protect ur eye …listen , see and its time u learn … more is need to protect people and nation…

  11. uliocesar   March 18, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Thx mr m7 but i dont think dat all about putting cameras.its not all putting spy cameras. but who’s sending these people to shoot Ugandans like dis. era wea da problem coming from so DAT we solve it.

  12. Clet Kakuru   March 18, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Until a tragedy occurs, that’s when we think of immediate actions and directives.

    Our planning should be to conteract the problems not after they have occured.

  13. Richard Ssenyange   March 18, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    A law should come in force to all Ugandans with buildings to install cameras around their buildings, this will save government expenditure on cameras because in reality we don’t have that money and the problem is agent. Police can use this cameras whenever there is a problem around or near ones building as government installs is.

  14. Richard Ssenyange   March 18, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Government please let this be a must, remove taxes and see how Ugandans can solve this in 2 months. Ip Camera set cost around 150usd and we build buildings worth 100s of millions where tenants pay 100s of thousands without any form of security. Like it’s a must to own a plan cameras should be a must.

  15. Sumata Michael   March 18, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    President Museven , is that the solution you can give to the country for such killings of inocent people? And Why are most of these incidences happening around kampala city where we think there’s tight security? Father in heaven i pray that give protection to your people!

  16. Akampurira Edson   March 18, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    Wat will CCTV cameras do? Will be intalled in every road of Ugandan kawesa was not killed on highway? I think government should do other than dat

  17. Ritah Nalwoga   March 19, 2017 at 7:09 am

    May be the issue of cameras may help


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