AIGP Kaweesi assassinated today as assailants flee the scene!
“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”
― Frederick Douglass
Today, the shocking report of the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Andrew Felix Kaweesi assassinated near his home in Kulambiro in the suburbs of Kampala. Certainly, the sudden demise of one of the heads of Police show is that you can be touched, even as your grace and your stature does not save you. He was today together with his bodyguards, other fellow police officers assassinated, some say by snipers and others by assailants.
Others who lost their lives in these vile sorts of reckless violence was the driver Godfrey Mambewa and the bodyguard Corporal Kenneth Erau. Therefore, there are families today who has lost their breadwinners and their fathers. Certainly, no one saw this one coming. Eyewitness says their riding along on boda boda’s trailing the car as they fled the scene on the same manner they arrived. This was all happing at 09:00 Am at the home area of AIGP Kaweesi.
“Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Emilian Kayima has confirmed the tragedy. Eye Witnesses say the killers were traveling on a motorcycle. The shooting reportedly lasted 20 minutes” (Verified Source).
As the mourning and the condolences are sent the State House responded briefly to the press as well:
“I condemn in the strongest terms the killing of Assistant Inspector of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his driver Godfrey Mambewa and bodyguard Kenneth Erau by thugs riding on motorcycles. As a consequence of these repeated murders in the city and other towns, I have directed the immediate installation of cameras in all major towns of Uganda and along the highways. We have been planning to do this project for some time but we have been postponing it on account of other priorities like 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. Security personnel and all citizens should be vigilant and on the lookout for these thugs who have made it a habit to use motorcycles to kill people” (State House, 17.03.2017).
So the death of a top official now makes the changes, as the reckless killings has occurred in recent times, but not made the state or the State House change their tune. That they prove the value of works, as they had other priorities, proves that instead of investigations and such. They are planning to have more surveillance, less police work as the Police Officer, and AIGP Kaweesi lost his life. That is the message the State House and President Museveni sends out.
The Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda have spread this message after the fatal death:
“Prime Minister Dr David Livingstone Ruhakana Rugunda has asked Ugandans to refrain from spreading unfounded speculations about the murder of Police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi. Rugunda urged while speaking to press a few hours after the gruesome murder of the police mouthpiece outside his home; that police should be allowed to conduct its work, to find the assailants. He also cautioned against reading deep into the murder and fronting claims that the country’s security as a whole has been compromised” (Rocket Media Africa, 17.03.2017).
What is sure is that something not told some one behind a killing like this. This was a well sort out affair to scare or to send a message, as the key man in the media from the Uganda Police Force all of a sudden gunned down on the way to a public meeting or lecture at Uganda Christian University (UCU). Therefore, I doubt these was just gangster going wild and creating mayhem in the streets of Kampala. There are certainly someone in the Central Government; someone in the army or other places, who has intelligence and briefings on the killings, before the Police suddenly showed-up to start their on-going investigation! A man of this stature and rank do not just pass away in silence. Especially not when guns, boda-boda’s and the knowledge of his house.
This is here is real life assassination, not for play, somebody order and someone served it to the contract. They would not just go around killing without some sort of retribution and security that they got their fees for the killings. The death of a man like AIGP Kaweesi, is a political and a security issue, that show that there are vile attempt of control and also there is imposed security officials an such who might to overturn the institutions. Since the Police officers this high, should not be able to be touched! Still, the AIGP went down today. Now unknown men blasted Kaweesi into oblivion, but someone know these men and hired them. They are not ghost appearing and then disappearing. Peace.