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Abiriga shooting: Museveni now bans hoods

President Yoweri Museveni has said his government is going to ban wearing of hoods while driving because it was the latest techinique assailants are using to disguise their identity when murdering people.

Museveni was speaking at the funeral of slain Arua municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga and his brother and bodyguard Saidi Kongo Buga in Lukudu village, Arua today afternoon.

“Those who killed Abiriga are using a simple technique of putting on a jacket with a hood…So we had a security meeting the other day, and I asked the security people; why do you allow these people to move with hoods?’ So we’re going to ban covering of your head when you’re driving…For the helmets, we’re going to require all of them to acquire new helmets with numbers at the back and those numbers must be shining at night. So no more hoods...” Museveni said.

President Museveni addressing mourners in Arua

Abiriga and his brother Buga were shot dead last Friday evening in Kawanda in Wakiso district, reportedly by two hooded men who were riding on motorcycles. Museveni also warned of tough new laws he said his government was going to formulate so as to control the “kelele (noise) of fools, idiots, who are just on radio, social media. And here we need strong laws. If it needs legislation we really need to legislate. Don’t do this, don’t do that.”

Museveni said murder cases like Abiriga’s are not a military problem because "an assassin is like a needle in a stack of hay. It doesn’t need many soldiers to look for the needle. If you bring many soldiers to look for the needle, you’re just wasting time. You need a metal detector.”

“This issue is not a big security problem but an issue of intelligence and media control but it is also true that there’s some laxity in the security forces especially the police and intelligence services.”

Museveni added that his NRM government has political opponents but it doesn’t kill them the way Abiriga may have been killed for his political beliefs. He cited the example of Kassiano Wadri, the former opposition legislator and MP of Terego county, who, he said he did not like politically but did not kill.

He said Wadri may even join ruling party, NRM party, but if he’d killed him that would never have been possible.

“Why do you kill an elected leader of Uganda. Why doesn’t the NRM kill the MPs on the opposition….If you start a war with NRM you will lose. Nobody will start a war with NRM and win. You will lose…You don’t kill people. If there’s war you fight. You don’t find a man seated in his house and kill him…you’re a pig. If you want to fight go to the bush and declare war and fight."


0 #21 Wooden K. 2018-06-12 15:01
Hello !

Ban GUN mentality !

For 55 years , Uganda has been turned into western movie theatre where the quickest shooter becomes the Sherif.

Guns and guns and guns everywhere . You enter a posh pub anywhere in Kampala and you notice that 8 out of ten drunkards carry a pistol in the waist.

Some of them will even place their guns on the table and joke that it pinches them.

Guns have been given to some priests and almost all these so called Pastors carry guns.

Muzaata may have his under his kanzu ,

Its all bizarre !
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+2 #22 Wooden K. 2018-06-12 15:01
Me , I was told a long time ago that those who carry guns are more likely to get shot than those who are not armed.

What I was told has been confirmed . Kaweesi , Kiggundu , Abiriga and many other gun victims did not only have their own guns , they had armed guards who were never allowed to fire any bullet by their killers.

Gadaffi had a golden gun . It was used on his head .

Everybody MUST calm down and HUMBLE.
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0 #23 WADADA rogers 2018-06-12 16:50
Mr President, you can do better, you should think of banning sycophants an fanatics of party politics, or come up with a method of fighting illegal guns
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0 #24 Fuller 2018-06-12 18:59
Banning the motorcycles, wouldn't it be better? To prevent fast get away.

Plus everybody's hands should be tied behind their back to prevent carrying anything.
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0 #25 Muzungu 2018-06-13 10:21
Theyl just go ahead and hide in burka. Now conteole all those ppl XD
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0 #26 Lakwena 2018-06-13 11:53
But I remember on 28th April 2011, when a hooded Bimana somebody, descended on Dr. Besigye's car with a hammer at Mulago Round-about; nobody banned the hood.
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