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PHOTOS: Gen Kayihura Mourns Kirya, Warns Muzaata

At least three people have died and 8 others sustained injuries in a fatal accident along Kampala-Masaka road on Wednesday morning.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, physician http://crewftlbr.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/tribe/asset/tribe_select2.php Patrick Onyango confirmed the deaths, drug http://chicken33.com/commande/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-breadcrumb.php saying the injured survivors were taken to various hospitals.

“It is true, doctor three people died not the high number reported by some people on social media,” said Onyango.

Mpigi Traffic Officer, Duncan Ensinikweri said police suspect reckless driving as the cause of the accident that saw a taxi registration number UAV 997Y collide with a lorry registered as UAG 918B.

Ensinikweri said the road was slippery following a heavy downpour. He said the taxi was smashed by the lorry which was carrying bananas and another truck from Mbarara loaded with cans of milk.

He appealed to drivers to drive carefully and avoid high speed especially during the rainy seasons.

The Traffic officer said a deeper investigation into the cause of the accident would soon be established.
Police boss Gen Kale Kayihura has attributed the increase in criminal cases to lack of enough security officers to police the length and breadth of the country, site http://covintec.cl/wp-admin/includes/ajax-actions.php Chimp Corps report.

“All these challenges you see are caused by the limited number of security officers because Uganda needs close to 70, more about 000 security personnel but currently has only forty 45, find 000,” said Kayihura.

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The police chief was addressing mourners at Kibuli Mosque during prayers for murdered Sheikh Ibrahim Hassan Kirya, 49.

The cleric was gunned down on Tuesday night in Bweyogerere by strange armed militants.

Kayihura further blasted the judiciary for taking long to prosecute murder suspects.

He further urged the Muslim community to “remain vigilant about your personal security” as police investigates the shocking killing.

Kirya was the 12 Muslim leaders to be gunned down by assailants in Uganda in the last two years.

Earlier, controversial cleric, Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata attacked police, saying the “guns being used to kill their leaders are a possession of the State.”

Police escorting the ambulance carrying the body of Hassan Kirya
Mourners take a glimpse of Kirya’s body at Kibuli Mosque on Wednesday
Police escorting the ambulance carrying the body of Hassan Kirya
Police escorting the ambulance carrying the body of Hassan Kirya

He vowed to lead a demonstration in Kampala on Monday to protest against the killings.

Kayihura responded firmly to Muzaata’s threats, warning him against inciting violence and sowing seeds of discontentment and disunity in the Muslim community.

The IGP urged Muslims to cooperate with police by volunteering crucial information

One of the mourners identified as Kyoto Masudi, condemned what he described as “divisive conduct” exhibited by Muzaata, adding, “we all want peace and unity not divisions.”

The prayers were conducted under very heavy security.

Some of the mourners could not control their tears
Some of the mourners could not control their tears

Tempers flared with several Muslim speakers charged at government for not doing enough to protect their leaders.

Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga today said Kirya told his police guard to return to the barracks since the spokesperson of the Kibuli Muslim sect was about to reach home.

Kirya was shot dead just minutes after releasing his guard.

3rd Deputy Prime Minister, Moses Ali delivered Shs10m as government’s contribution towards Kirya’s burial arrangements.

Police provided tight security for high profile officials during the prayers (Photos: Pat Larubi/ChimpReports)
Police provided tight security for high profile officials during the prayers (Photos: Pat Larubi/ChimpReports)

He warned that, “Those who want to use violence to destabilise this government should wait for 2016 and use the ballot to choose the government of their choice.”

Gen Ali further strongly warned Muzaata against inciting violence.

“No one is perfect; if you need change in government wait till 2016 and vote for those you want to see steer change,” Ali cautioned the attentive mourners.

Sheikh Obed Kamulegeya said “since police and government have failed in their role to protect Muslims leaders, we will announce our own new action plan immediately after the fasting.”

Kirya’s body has been taken to Nkoowe in Wakiso district for burial.

Sheikh Muzaata speaking at the function
Sheikh Muzaata speaking at the function
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