We shall defeat criminals terrorizing Kampala – Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni
President Museveni says his government will defeat the criminals terrorizing Kampala. Courtesy Photo/PPU.

President Yoweri Museveni has said government will defeat criminals terrorizing Kampala. “The NRM government successfully disarmed the Karamojong of 40,000 guns, defeated the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the Rwenzori region and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) under Joseph Kony.

We managed to restore peace to areas which were no go zones such as Latanya and Omiya Anyima. So, how can we fail to deal with criminals in Kampala?” Museveni wondered loudly while addressing resident in Pader on Tuesday.

He disclosed that the weapons recovered from Karamoja were twice the weapons used by the army during the Idi Amin regime.

Without naming any criminal group in Kampala, Museveni said the National Resistance Movement (NRM) government is the only institution capable of guaranteeing peace in the country.

Last month, Museveni revealed that criminal gangs had infiltrated Uganda Police Force following the shooting of Andrew Felix Kaweesi, the Police Spokesperson, his body guard Kenneth Erau and Driver Godfrey Mambewa.

The trio was gunned down by unidentified assailants riding on motorcycles in Kulambiro, a city suburb minutes after driving outside Kaweesi’s home.  Police are yet to pin down the masterminds of the murder.

The murder of the trio came months after the killing of Major Muhammad Kiggundu and his body guard, Sgt. Steven Mukasa in Masanafu in a similar manner. The duo was driving to town in a UPDF truck when they were gunned down on November 26, 2017.

Police picked up the acting Amiir Ummah Sheikh, Yahaya Mwanje in connection to the murder. Court is yet to commence trial before of the failure by prosecution to conclude investigations into the killings.

Other people killed in a similar manner including Joan Kagezi, the former Principal State Attorney, Mustafa Bahiga, the former Kampala District Amir, Hassan Ibrahim Kirya, the former Kibuli Spokesperson and Sheikh Abdul Karim Ssentamu among others.