Museveni asks citizens, security personnel to be vigilant

The president of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has come out to condemn the manner in which Andrew Felix Kaweesi and many more Ugandans have been killed.

In a press statement from State House, the president has directed immediate installation of security cameras in all major cities and a long highways a project that he says was stalled by paying attention to improving roads and electricity.

The president also  has also called upon security personnel and all citizens to be vigilant and on the look out for the thugs who have habitually used motorcycles to kill people.

Earlier today, the nation watched in shock graphic  images of assistant inspector General of Police and police spokes’ person, Andrew Felix Kaweesi lying in a pool of blood, where it is said that unknown gun men shot him, his guard and driver to death.

Police Spokes Person Andrew Felix Kaweesi Shot dead

Police Spokesman Andrew Felix Kaweesi is dead. He was shot at by a group of unknown gunmen as he left his home in Kulambiro, a suburb of Kampala this morning. His driver Godfrey Mambewa and bodyguard Kenneth Erau are also confirmed dead.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Emilian Kayima has confirmed the tragedy. Eye Witnesses say the killers were traveling on a motorcycle. The shooting reportedly lasted more than 10 minutes.

Our reporters at the scene say that the vehicle, a Police car registration number UP4778, in which the three were traveling, was shot from both sides. The Scene of crime has since been cordoned and is now surrounded by Scene of crime officers, while the bodies have been taken to the City Mortuary in Mulago awaiting Postmortem.

Who is Felix Kaweesi?

Kaweesi began his police career in 2001. After graduating at the police training school, Kibuli and serving in the force for about three years, he was appointed a personal assistant to Police Chief Gen. Kale Kayihura. He was promoted after about two years and deployed as the head of Kabalye Police Training School.

From Kabalye, Kaweesi became the Commandant of Kampala Metropolitan Police and was promoted to the rank of AIGP. Kaweesi also served as the Director of Operations before being appointed Director of Human Resource Development in the Uganda Police Force.

At the time of his deployment in Kampala in 2011, the city was battling the Walk to Work protests, initiated by former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye after the 2011 elections.

He was appointed Police Spokesperson in August last year, to take over a mandate previously held by Fred Enanga, becoming the first person at the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) to serve as a spokesperson in the History of the Uganda Police Force.

Kaweesi’s appointment came at a time when the Police Force was fighting a tainted image, in conflict with institutions like the Judiciary and the Directorate of Public Prosecutions. Police was also facing criticism from the opposition, the diplomatic core and civil society organizations over brutality and corruption.

His duties included among others, re-branding the police force through its public relations department. He however maintained his position as the Director of the Human Resource Development.

 

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Juba: Bus attack

By Robert Ssegawa

Ugandans are still missing following an attack on a bus that was returning from Juba at Konyi Village 70km from Nimule boarder post.

The four who include the driver and the conductor are being searched for by SPLA soldiers and Juba police.

Friendship bus registration number UAM 126V was transporting 11 passangers to Uganda when they were attacked by suspected South Sudanese rebels.

According to the police spokesperson Felix Kaweesi,  5 people were injured in gunfire and one has since been been confirmed dead.

” South Sudanese soldier were able to rush four people to Juba hospital where one died. The other injured passanger crossed to Uganda and is admitted at Adjumani hospital,” Kaweesi says.

Police is yet to gwt indentity of those injures and admitted in Juba as well as the dead passanger.

Suzan Nsubuga who is at Adjumani hospital crossed to Uganda with two other; Mercy Awori and another only identified as Deo.

Kaweesi has been appointed the new Police Public Relations officer

By Robert Ssegawa

Andrew Felix Kaweesi has been appointed the new Police Public Relations officer replacing Fred Enanga.

In the new changes made by the IGP Kale Kaihura, Enanga will deputize Kaweesi while former deputy Polly Namaye has been dropped.

Kaweesi also doubles at the director Human resource development in the police force. He once served as Kampala Metropolitan Police commander.

 

ARRESTED: Driver that knocked down FDC supporter

By Robert Ssegawa

The   Police driver who knocked one of Dr. Kiiza Besigye’s supporter has been arrested by the Police Standards unit.

The director in charge of public relations Andrew Felix Kaweesi has identified the driver as Constable Benon Masiko attached to Kiira road police station.

He was captured on video when he knocked a pedestrian who was standing by the road side in Kalerewe as on the day Dr. Besigye was released from jail last month.

Kaweesi is now appealing to the victim to file a statement with police so that the culprit is disciplined.

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