"People thought the armed killers targeted only Muslims. The murder of Andrew Felix Kaweesi shows everyone can be a target," he stated.
When armed killers started murdering people, especially Muslim clerics, many Ugandans thought it was an inhouse conflict within the Muslim community. Yes, there were and have been conflicts among them.
However, according to Sheikh Yacoub Luwalira Lubowa, the acting administrative secretary at the office Uganda supreme mufti, the killers target everybody irrespective of religion or race.
His comment comes after recent murder of Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi together with his driver Geoffrey Wambewa and body guard Kenneth Erau at Kulambiro, a Kampala suburb.
Speaking to New Vision after juma prayers at Kibuli Mosque on Friday, Lubowa said it's high time leaders and communities countrywide embrace vigilance so that they can fight crime.
"People thought the armed killers targeted only Muslims. The murder of Kaweesi shows everyone can be a target," he stated.
Lubowa called up on the Police and other security agencies to carryout thorough investigations and make sure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.
However, Lubowa said there are no abnormalities in Uganda's security system arguing that that such assassinations have been taking place worldwide. He pointed out at recent shooting in United Kingdom Parliament that claimed lives of many people.
"There's no abnormality in Uganda's security system. Look at the UK shooting that claimed lives," he said.
He added that aggrieved people should instead advocate for reconciliation other than killings. "The best way is bringing two parties together by mediator and they reconcile. Killings don't resolve conflicts," he said.
Lubowa praised late Kaweesi as a down to earth high ranked officer who selflessly served the nation until his death. He said more efforts have to be put in place to reduce the gaps in the country's intelligence system.