Kaweesi’s Death is a Huge Blow to police – Kayihura

The Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura has said the killing of Andrew Felix Kaweesi, symptoms the force’s spokesperson and director in charge of human resource development is a huge blow to security agencies.

Kaweesi was shot dead by unknown assailants together with his body guard and driver as he left home in Kulambiro on Friday morning.

Speaking at the scène of crime, the police boss said that the death was a great loss to the police force and other agencies.

“They always warned us they would hit at the strongest point. Indeed killing him was touching our hearts,” Gen. Kayihura said.

The police boss described the deceased as a reliable and disciplined officer who was loved by everyone in the force due to his professionalism while at work.

“He was full of promise and I always relied on him. Everyone respected Kaweesi.”

Asked whether the death of such a senior police officer and many other people killed recently in a similar fashion indicated a weakness of the country’s security forces, Kayihura was quick to rubbish it saying they are at the top of thugs.

“These violent crimes and terrorism will be got anywhere in the world. It is not a sign of victory for the thugs but just remnants,” he added.


He urged the public to be patient with the security organs as they carry out investigations into the murder.

The Inspector General of Police said they are still trying to speak to some eyewitnesses and gather more clues to crack the murder.

Speaking about the murder, the army spokesperson Brig. Charles Karemire said it was saddening that a colleague with whom they were supposed to be at a certain function in Mukono had been shot dead.

“We were scheduled to talk about opportunities in serving within the security forces as part of service to our country. I was ahead of him and got the sad news,” Brig. Karemire said.

“We have lost such a professional senior officer who has made a mark on Uganda.”

The UPDF spokesperson however noted that the duty to keep the country safe is a responsibility of every person and not only security forces.

“We should double our efforts to ensure such things don’t occur again, ”he urged.

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