MP Paul Mwiru

The deputy spokesperson of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Paul Mwiru has called for an independent investigation into the gruesome and high profile killings in Uganda including the one of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP), Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

Addressing the media today, Mwiru first paid tribute to the late Kaweesi and later recounted those who had fallen victim of assassins, including Prosecutor Joan Kagezi and 12 Muslim clerics including Major Sheikh Muhammad Kiggundu. He also talked about last year’s killings in Kasese and other incidents that include the burning of the Kasubi Royal Tombs, Owino and Park Yard markets.

“They should resolve conflicts surrounding these murders and should not hesitate to seek professional help from international investigators  in order to get the root cause of all these gruesome murders and restore public confidence,” Mwiru, a former Member of Parliament, said.

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Asked on comments related to President’s remarks about boda boda cyclists when the Head of State visited the slain officer’s home in Kulambiro, Mwiru said: “The President is in the state of panic and therefore he was not serious about it. However, they should collaborate with the outside security agencies such as FBI to bring these culprits to book.”

Mwiru also called for the restructuring of security agencies in the country, saying they could be a haven for criminals.

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