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FDC to launch own investigation into killings

The FDC party president Mr Patrick Oboi Amuriat argued that Police should also explain the causes of and the update of investigation on the murders, which they described as “revolving” in nature. (FILE PHOTO)

NAJJANANKUMBI– The opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has Monday unveiled a plan to launch a private investigation into the continuous killing of Ugandans by unknown assailants.

This follows the gruesome murder of former Buyende District Police Commander Muhammed Kirumira on Saturday evening in cold blood at Bulenga near Kampala.

Kirumira was gunned down together with a one Resty Nalinya as they approached Kirumira’s home.

Addressing journalists on Monday at the party headquarters in Najjanakumbi, Mr Patrick Oboi Amuriat, the FDC party president said government has failed to ensure justice prevails since no report has been given for the previous killings.

Amuriat his party is starting their own inquiry into the murders.

Kirumira’s killing comes three months after the former Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga was killed in a similar manner.

People that have been killed in the same style in the recent past include; State Prosecutor Joan Kagezi, Major Muhammed Kiggundu, Former Police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi and a number of Muslim clerics.

President Yoweri Museveni while addressing the nation on Sunday condemned the brutal killing of Ugandans including former Police Commander Kirumira and vowed to track the killers.

The president said the criminals are still using gaps such as the absence of CCTV cameras and failure to electronically register Boda Boda riders.

“The Police Force is working hard to fill the gaps. They have started installing the cameras and other measures are being put in place,” he said adding that, “the electronic identification of boda-bodas would have helped to identify these people quickly.

He also revealed that the national security met on Sunday morning to devise means of ending the killings.

“On the urban criminals, the subcommittee of security began meeting at 10:00hrs under my chairmanship and we are to stop these pigs by not just relying on the old police methods. 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,” he said.

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