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Kaweesi Murder: Rugunda reassures on security

By Pascal Kwesiga

Added 17th March 2017 09:03 PM

The Prime Minister urged Ugandans to remain calm

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The Prime Minister urged Ugandans to remain calm

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has assured the country that security is ‘intact’ despite the gruesome killing of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

Kaweesi, who has been Police’s spokesperson and director for training and human resource in the force, was gunned down a few meters away from his home in Kulambiro, a Kampala suburb, by unknown assassins on Friday morning.

He was killed alongside bodyguard Kenneth Erau and driver Godfrey Wamewo while on his way to work.

Several Muslim leaders have been killed in the same manner in Uganda by assailants riding motorcycles.

Addressing the media at the on the side-lines of the ongoing conference for political parties and leaders at Botanical Beach Hotel in Entebbe, Rugunda urged Ugandans to remain calm.

“People should be calm. The country’s security is intact and the security agencies are doing their work. Such isolated incidents can happen anywhere” he said.

The Prime Minister described Kaweesi as a good and hardworking senior police officer.

“The Government will do everything possible to recruit people into Police and train them to ensure there are no gaps” Rugunda stated.

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