KAWEESI DESCRIBED AS A HEROE WHO DIED ON DUTY
By Francis Jjunju and Ben Musanje and Charles Katabalwa
Hundreds of Ugandans gathered at Rubaga Cathedral to bid farewell to the fallen AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi in a special requiem mass said to celebrate the live and service of a person described as a heroe.
The Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga who led the mass acknowledged the great work of Kaweesi describing him as a simple, committed and God fearing officer who has portrayed quality service that is why he has touched the lives of every Ugandan upon his death, condemning and calling the assassins to repent.
The State Minister for Internal Affairs Obiga Kania in the speech representing General Jeje Odongo has cautioned security agencies over what he called weaknesses within them which has caused the life of Kaweesi not forgetting civil servants among other Ugandans who are not mentioned which call for immediate attention.
Meanwhile, the First Deputy Prime Minister Gen Moses Ali who had represented the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda as the Kaweesi’s Chief Mourner appealed to public to be more vigilant and conscious over suspicious people and neighbor since bad elements are still eminent.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) General Kale Kayihura has alerted the Commissioner General of Uganda Prisons Dr. Johnson Byabashaija to prepare more space for suspects alleged to be behind the killings in the country including the fresh Afande Andrew Felix Kaweesi.
Speaking to mourners at Rubaga Cathedral, Kayihura assured the congregation that the suspects will be apprehended, just after president Museveni while at Kaweesi’s home in Kulambiro last evening where he vowed to see the installation of CCTV cameras done to work on what he called pigs killing his servicemen and Ugandans.
However, Kayihura has identified the slain Kaweesi as a complete professional officer in all aspects of security including the army because his rank as AIGP qualified him to a General.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Defense Forces (CDF) General David Muhoozi says that Kaweesi’s death should be the starting point to innovate the security agencies that could have been a bit relaxed.
The Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has urge government to hire international investigators to help in investigating on criminals who kill Ugandans.
The party duty spokes person Paul Mwiru says following several deaths of sheiks and other prominent Ugandan police have failed to produce any report of the criminals meaning that they can’t investigate such matters.
Mwiru adds that although international investigations are required but police should not just fold hands but to work hard and tighten our security that will help peace to prevail in our country.
On President Museveni’s directive of installing CCTVs Mwiru said that always politicians promise to make their supporters happy and fail to put what they have said into action.
Kaweesi who was murdered last Friday in cold blood his body has been airlifted to Lwengo district where it is to be buried on March 21st at 2pm. at Kitwe kyanjovu village.