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Slain Ugandan police spokesperson to be buried Tuesday

Slain Ugandan police spokesperson to be buried Tuesday

Uganda

Ugandan police spokesperson Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Andrew Felix Kaweesi who was murdered together with his bodyguard and driver last Friday will be buried Tuesday, a day before the birth of his fourth child.

His body was laid at the Rubaga Cathedral in Kampala on Monday during a requiem mass attended by high-profiled Ugandan officials from the police and government among hundreds of mourners.

The brother of the widow, Anthony Ssemuli, said at the mass that pregnant Annet Kaweesi will be delivered of a child on Wednesday through cesarean section, local media Daily Monitor reported.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni visited the home of AIGP Kaweesi on Sunday evening where he called on the police chief to “clean the police of infiltrators”…“who are intimidating and killing witnesses.”

“That is why the public fears to give information (about criminals) to the police,” he added, while warning criminals that: “We shall kill or capture them. If they don’t want to die, they should surrender,” local media report.

The Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura assured that detectives are working around the clock and the country will be updated on their findings.

AIGP Kaweesi will be buried at his hometown in Lwengo District on Tuesday.

His bodyguard, Kenneth Erwau and driver Godfrey Wambewo who were killed with him have already been buried.

The three policemen were shot dead last Friday in a car by unknown assailants riding motorcycles in the capital Kampala.

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