The Chief of Staff Land Forces, Maj Gen Leopold Kyanda has said that the killers of Joshua Nteireho Rushegyera have for a while been trying to destabilize the country but added that government won’t allow that to happen.
Maj Gen Kyanda made the comments on Sunday while speaking in Kazo, Kiruhura district during the burial of Joshua Nteireho who was assassinated by unknown armed assailants last week along the Kampala – Entebbe expressway.
Joshua and a lady identified as Merina Tumukunde were shot and killed while traveling in a black Prado Reg No. UAW 543B at Nambigirwa Bridge in Katabi town council in Wakiso district.
Kyanda said the killers have for some time been trying to disturb “our peace.”
He, however, said they are joking and they should stop the ill motives for their own good.
“Those who want to joke with the peace should first calculate the years, the President has been fighting for it. Know the effort, the focus, and plan, and then you bring the joking. Those joking with peace should stop it for their own good,” the Senior army officer said at the burial of Joshua.
He said security “shall fully understand them” and “know what they are after”.
“They have been killing people, they have been trying to disturb our peace but they are joking. You see President Museveni brought peace; he didn’t start yesterday, he sacrificed for a long time.”
While little progress has so far been made in regard to identifying who the killers of Joshua and Tumukunde are, Police on Monday ruled out a possibility of murder-suicide, saying preliminary findings point to the fact that the two were killed by a third party.
According to Police spokesperson, CP Fred Enanga, the Police task team investigating the murder discovered that the position of the bullet wounds on the heads of the victims did not indicate any possibility of one victim shooting the other before turning the gun on themselves.
“We want to inform you that based on the nature of the injuries the victims sustained, we are at this stage ruling out the case of Murder-Suicide – we are looking at Murder,” said Enanga.
A murder–suicide is an act in which an individual kills one or more people before killing oneself.