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: