Addressing mourners on Sunday evening, president Museveni  delivered messages to three specific groups of people; the criminals, public servants and the police/security agencies.

To the criminals, the president said “we shall get you. We shall capture or kill you. But if you don’t want to die, surrender. We shall defeat this cowardly act”

He blamed the Public servants saying that they should not be self-centered. Security projects like camera installation have stalled because of agitation for higher pay. He continued to say because of their acts (public servants) they have contributed to the death of Ugandans.

Mr Museveni, for instance, noted that the killers who use boda bodas are using one gap in the security framework.

“We have been intending to install cameras in all the major cities and the highways, because with cameras, the investigations become very easy, because you see in no time, the person who did it and you can follow them even if they try to run away,” said Mr Museveni.

The president said that the Police has been infiltrated by criminals. “there is growing concern of infiltration. Stories of leaks, intimidating and even killing witnesses are getting to me”, the president said. Museveni said most of the said criminals connive with personnel in the Criminal Investigations department to kill evidence and threaten witnesses.

“All these murders, I have followed myself. There are always clues leading to the criminals but the criminals have infiltrated the police,” the president said.

“You get a situation where they are intimidating the witnesses, killing the witnesses,” said Mr Museveni before adding, “that is why the public fears to give information (about criminals) to the police.”

“This has undermined our strong relations with wanainchi who now don’t want to work with security organs. If you don’t stop, I will act”, Mr Museveni said.

The president also sent his sympathies to the bereaved families of the other two officers who were slain with Kaweesi. He pledged governement support to the families in honour of their fathers who died on duty.

The assailants, according to a police statement, first fired shots in the air and shot several more bullets at the hind windscreen of Kaweesi’s car, as well as deflating the car’s left-hand rear tyre.

The statement signed by Kaweesi’s boss, Gen Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police, notes that the assailants, after cornering the police officers, showered the vehicle with bullets on the sides and released many more shots into the vehicle, killing the occupants instantly. The assailants then swiftly fled the scene through Kisasi Trading Centre.

Here is the president’s speech at Kulambiro in full:

“The first are the criminals. We defeated Kony, we defeated the armed cattle rustlers in Karamoja, we defeated the ADF in the Rwenzori, we defeated the ADF bombings in Kampala. We shall defeat these criminals.
Now these criminals have shifted to methods of using motorcycles. They are doing this because the boda bodas are many and they think they can hide.
We have arrested some of these criminals and others are still at large. I want to tell these criminals that we shall get you. We shall kill you or capture you. But if they don’t want to die, let them surrender.
I want to assure Ugandans that this is a cowardly crude act that we shall defeat. These criminals are going to die because they’re killing our people, young people who we are using to build institutions.
The second groupare the public servants. I have had a hard time explaining our priorities as a country to this fraction of the population because their commitment is to themselves alone.
Projects like the installation of security cameras on roads have been stalling because of misplaced priorities into salary increments and such.
As a result we now have idiots getting away with murder and instilling unnecessary fear in our people. This is putting undue pressure on our security agencies who are working under very strenuous circumstances in cases like these. This must stop.
The third group is the Police and other security agencies. There is a growing concern of infiltration in these organs. Stories of leaking information, intimidating and even sometimes killing witnesses are coming to me.
This is undermining our strong relations with the wanainchi who now don’t want to work with our security organs. I would like to caution that you young people in these agencies are letting yourselves down.
We have created opportunities for you to manage this country and you are just playing. For example with all the ISO operatives across the country in all the various levels, district, regional, parish, how is it that schools have ghost students, no medicine in health facilities and other such cases yet government spends money on them?
I am beginning to find some of these offices redundant and action will be taken if you don’t clean up your conduct.
Finally, I would like to give my sympathies to the families of Andrew Kaweesi, Kenneth Erau, and Godfrey Mambewa. As usual in these circumstances, we shall support these young families in honour of their fathers who have died on duty.