KAMPALA — President Museveni has on Tuesday September 10 spoken out publicly on the recent spate of murders —confirming that Joshua Rushegyera who was shot dead together with Marina Tumukunde at Nambigirwa Bridge on the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway, was his nephew.
Museveni said Rushegyera was a son of his cousin Kyohairwe, who was married to an NRM supporter in Bushenyi by the names of Rushegyera.
He was killed together with Marina, last Thursday.
In an angry write-up, Mr Museveni has also rebuked the police officers on duty, for sleeping on the job during another incident when Ms Nagirinya was kidnapped — directing for their dismissal from the service — of all those who were on duty on the day and failed to thwart the kidnap.
The president said “the criminals are helping expose the weaknesses of/and their allies in the Police force”.
Giving an example of Nagirinya kidnap incident, Mr. Museveni said that when she was kidnapped, the relatives immediately informed the Police of Kibumbiro Police post at Nateete.
He said the officer there should have informed all the Police units and patrol cars and the camera centres about the type of car that had been hi-jacked.
The cameras he said then would track that vehicle and those criminals would have been arrested or killed before they abandoned the car at Nateete, after dumping the bodies of the victims in Mukono.
“What is this? criminal negligence or collusion? Whatever it was, we are slowly moving forward.”
On account of the cameras and other technical means, Mr. Museveni says that “we are now able to know who did not do his work.”
He says the Policemen in the camera centres are ever asleep and only waking up to retrieve pictures from the memory of the cameras.
“Rubbish. You are not only supposed to retrieve pictures that happened some hours ago. You are supposed to watch live and tell the patrol vehicles to act promptly,” he said adding that he has issued a directive to have all those involved to be arrested, tried in court, sentenced, punished and dismissed from the Police.
“Moreover, they should never work in any government department ever, again.”