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President Museveni has expressed anger over the growing number of well coordinated murders carried out on bodaboda motorcycles. The president as a result, ordered the ministry of Finance to avail money for the immediate installation of cameras in all major towns and along highways.
The directive came hours after a shooting which claimed the life of police spokesman Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his driver Godfrey Mambewa and bodyguard Kenneth Erau. The three officers were killed in Kulambiro, a few metres away from Afande Kaweesi’s home. The killers were reportedly traveling on a motorcycle.
‘‘As a consequence of these repeated murders, I have directed the immediate installation of cameras in all major towns and along highways. “Security personnel and all citizens should be on the lookout for these thugs who have made it a habit to use motorcycles to kill people.” The president advised through his twitter handle.
He added: 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.
‘ ‘Remember the incidents of Joan Kagezi, Major Kiggundu 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. If you notice such characters and especially if they are trailing a person with armed guards, you should take prompt action and challenge them.” The president said.
The President reassured the country that security of person and property of all citizens will be guarded at all costs and promised that all the culprits would be brought to book.
‘ ‘I condole with the bereaved families and assure them that government will bring these killers to book. I also reassure the country that security of person and property of all citizens will be guarded at all costs.’’