(Xinhua) -- Ugandan president Yoweri
Museveni said on Sunday the government will recruit over 24,000
guards to curb a spate of murders in the east African country.
In an address telecast live from Entebbe State House, Museveni
said the security agencies will mobilize and recruit 24,000
local defense guards to help beef up security in the capital
Kampala and the central district of Wakiso for a year.
"We are going to call the reserves and we shall arm them.
"We shall use mainly crime preventers and these crime
preventers shall be vetted by the local council," said Museveni.
"Kampala has got 1,000 villages.
"We shall flood all them.
"Our guns will come out.
"We must make sure that there is total peace," he said.
The government will also deploy more technical means in
detecting and deterring possible crimes, Museveni said.
"We mean cameras, drones and other means.
"All those areas are being strengthened in the towns as they
are in the countryside," he said.
The new security measures came after the murder of assistant
superintendent of police Muhammad Kirumira and another person on
Saturday night in Wakiso.
The two, according police, were killed by gunmen on
Uganda has faced a spate of murders in the recent past. Last
year another senior police officer, Andrew Kaweesi, was killed
by unidentified gunmen.
A senior state attorney was also killed by assailants riding
on a motorcycle.