Kirumira assassins took advantage of security gaps – Museveni
President Yoweri Museveni has blamed Saturday evening’s assassination of Muhammad Kirumira on gaps with the country’s security system.
Kirumira, a former police commander for Buyende district, was gunned down on Saturday at about 9pm at Bulenga in Wakiso district.
In a statement issued on Sunday afternoon, Museveni said, the brutal killing of Kirumira was possible because of the gaps he identified to Parliament following the murder of former Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga.
“The criminals are still using the gaps I identified in my speech to Parliament. You remember the June 20, 2018 gaps? The Police Force are working hard to fill the gaps. They have started installing the cameras and other measures are being put in place,” Museveni said.
“The electronic identification of Boda bodas would have helped us to identify these people quickly. However, while still using the old methods,” the President added.
Kirumira was killed by men riding on a motorcycle without lights who fired several bullets at Kirumira’s car killing him instantly before they sped off.
Two hours later, Museveni visited the scene and interacted with locals.
“I want to salute the residents of Bulenga for, although not armed, some Boda Bodas gave chase to the killers- 4 of them riding on motorcycles – up to Mile 9,” Museveni said.
He called the killers “pigs” whose actions can be stopped by a move away from the old methods of investigation.
“Pending the installing of cameras etc everywhere, we are going to re-activate the Luweero methods to deal with these cowardly pigs. Wait for my announcement this afternoon,” Museveni said.
Kirumira is to be buried later today at Mpambire in Mpigi district.