Religious Leaders Call For Strict Gun Control

By Moses Ndhaye & Ivan Ssenabulya

Religious leaders have condemned the rampant gun murders in the country.

Delivering his sermon at the requiem mass held in honor of the late AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi at St Andrews Church in Kisaasi, the Wakiso Episcopal Vicar, Monsignor John Wayne Katende has called on government to control the use of guns in the country if such killings are to be stopped.

Addressing mourners during the same mass, the Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura has described the late Andrew Felix Kaweesi as a hardworking police officer who made a big contribution to the success and changing image of the Uganda police force.

He says it may take another generation to get an officer of his caliber.

Kayihura has however urged the country to remain calm as police investigations into the murder continue.

Meanwhile, the Community of Makerere University has joined the rest of the Country in eulogizing the fallen Assistant Inspector General of Police, Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

A group of students has attended the requiem mass at St. Andrews Church in Kisaasi led by the Officer in charge of Makerere University Police Station, Jackson Mucunguzi.

Mucunguzi has told KFM that the University has lost an iconic figure and an old student who has been pertinent in solving students’ problems.

Kaweesi was one the former chairpersons of the notorious Lumumba Boy’s Hall of Residence at the University.

Several dignitaries have attended the requiem mass among them, the Supreme Mufti Shekh Sireman Kasule Ndirangwa, Democratic Party president Nobert Mao and the Buganda Prime Minister Charles Peter Mayiga.

The body of the late Kaweesi is expected to be taken to his home in Kulambiro for a night vigil.

President Yoweri Museveni is expected to be at the late Kaweesi’s home this evening.