According to Museveni, although investigations into Abirigas assassination are ongoing, there is a high possibility that the masterminds of the murder wanted to hurt the National Resistance Movement-NRM.
President, Yoweri Museveni has called the killers of Ibrahim Abiriga, the Arua Municipality Member of Parliament idiots. The MP, who shot to fame when he triggered debate on the removal of the presidential age limit, was gunned down together with his bodyguard, Saidi Buga on Friday night on the way to his residence in Matuga.
According to Museveni, although investigations into Abiriga's assassination are ongoing, there is a high possibility that the masterminds of the murder wanted to hurt the National Resistance Movement-NRM.
Addressing mourners at the legislators residence in Kawanda in Wakiso district in Swahili this morning, Museveni said Abiriga's killing, demonstrates the stupidity of those opposed to NRM.
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He said the assassins are looking for avenues to destroy the country but found defeat them like his government has done in the past.
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He reiterated the government's proposal to install CCTV cameras on highways to monitor the entire the country. Museveni explained that government hadn't prioritized the installation of the cameras because it was concentrating on infrastructure development.
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He also said government will consider restoring Local Defense Unit personnel in all villages, saying in the case of Abiriga residents could have confronted the killers but couldn't do much since they aren't armed.
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Residents through Rajab Lamu, the Nansana Municipality NRM chairperson tasked Museveni to explain delayed conclusion of high profile murders.
They include among others the murder of former Police Spokesperson, Assistant Inspector General of Police- Andrew Felix Kaweesi, Senior Principal State Attorney, Joan Kagezi and Sheikh Maj. Mohammed Kiggundu.
Museveni tasked Asuman Mugyenyi, the Director of Operations Uganda Police Force to update the residents on the case. In his response, Mugyenyi, said several suspects are being prosecuted in court.
However, the president injected telling him to use the media and update the country detailing the names of the suspects and how far their trial has reached, a thing Mugyeni said they will do.