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President Museveni mourns murdered former Japanese PM Abe

The murder of the former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe has shocked the world.

President Yoweri Museveni has joined many world leaders in mourning the deceased.

He described him as an outstanding leader of Japan and unwavering ally of Uganda who championed various developmental initiatives between the two countries.

“I, with profound sadness, learnt of the death of H.E Shinzo Abe, the former Prime Minister of Japan,”President said. 

According to President, the late Shinzo Abe will be remembered as an outstanding leader of Japan and unwavering ally of Uganda who served his country selflessly with dedication and distinction.

“On behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Uganda and indeed my own behalf, I wish to convey our deepest thoughts and condolences to H.E Fumio Kishida, the family of the late Abe and the Japanese people. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time,”H.E noted.

A gunman opened fire on Abe at a political campaign event – a crime that has profoundly shocked Japan.

Japanese police have admitted there were flaws in the security for former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was shot dead in the southern city of Nara on Friday.

“It is undeniable that there were problems in the security,” said Nara police chief Tomoaki Onizuka. 

Police say the suspect, named as Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, held a grudge against a “specific organisation”.

He believed Abe was part of it, they said. Yamagami has admitted shooting him with a homemade gun, according to police. 

“The urgent matter is for us to conduct a thorough investigation to clarify what happened,” police chief Onizuka said, without specifying where he saw failings. He was on the verge of tears, addressing journalists. 

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