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Museveni orders installation of CCTV following murder of police boss

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered for the immediate installation of CCTV cameras in all major areas and highways in Uganda.

Museveni’s order comes just a day after Police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi was murdered in cold blood in Kampala.

Kaweesi, 43, was shot dead in a daring attack as he left his home in Kulambiro, a Kampala suburb, for work. The shooting happened just after 9am, residents said.

The police boss died under a hail of bullets from his attackers who are said to have been boda boda riders and passengers. His bodyguard and driver also died during the attack.

PRESIDENTIAL ORDER

“We have been planning to do this project for some time but we have been postponing it on account of other priorities like the roads and electricity,” said Museveni in a statement sent to media houses by his press secretary Linda Nabusayi.

“Since, however, these thugs think they can use the remaining gap in our otherwise robust security frame work, I have decided and directed the Minister of Finance to work with the Police to immediately close this gap,” the statement further read.

This move mirrors one by the Government of Kenya three years ago, which led to the installation of CCTV surveillance cameras in 41 major locations around Nairobi to curb crime and traffic offences in the city.