MPs Want Gov­’t To Explain Growing Insecurity In The Country

MPs Want Gov­’t To Explain Growing Insecurity In The Country


Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment have tasked the min­istry of In­ter­nal Af­fairs and that of Se­cu­rity to ex­plain the var­i­ous instance of in­se­cu­rity in the coun­try.

This was raised to the at­ten­tion of the Deputy Speaker Ja­cob Oulanyah by Nansana Mu­nic­i­pal­ity MP Nsereko Wakay­ima who told the House that many girls aged 8-25 are in­creas­ingly falling vic­tim to bru­tal at­tacks, in­clud­ing gang rape and mur­der.

The law­maker said that 10 peo­ple have been killed and dumped in Nansana Mu­nic­i­pal­ity alone, in only two weeks.

“No sin­gle re­port has ever been pro­duced by the po­lice and our peo­ple are wor­ried,” he said. Other legis­la­tors, speaking one af­ter an­other raised sim­i­lar con­cerns.

Cen­te­nary said that for ex­am­ple de­spite the heavy pres­ence of the mil­i­tary and po­lice in Kas­ese, mysteri­ous cases of grue­some mur­der con­tinue to man­i­fest.

In a pe­riod of only three months, Cen­te­nary said, over 15 peo­ple have been mys­te­ri­ously killed in cold blood.

“I am re­ally won­der­ing why the se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion in Kas­ese has wors­ened amidst heavy de­ploy­ments by both the police and army,” he asked.

His Kapele­by­ong coun­ter­part, Julius Ochen said that what is hap­pen­ing in this coun­try leaves a lot to be de­sired, espe­cially where peo­ple are be­ing killed every day with­out sub­stan­tive find­ings from po­lice inves­ti­ga­tions.

“If we have more than 10 mys­te­ri­ous killings in just one week, there is rea­son to worry, we must have these developments ex­plained,” he said. He also blamed gov­ern­ment for “not pay­ing at­ten­tion as its peo­ple are be­ing killed yet in other coun­tries, such deaths shake gov­ern­ments.”

The gov­ern­ment chief whip Ruth Nankabirwa in her re­sponse said that the mat­ter would be for­warded to the National Se­cu­rity Coun­cil, un­der the Min­istry of In­ter­nal Af­fairs for scrutiny. The Coun­cil which has sat today and are expected to have come uo with findings which would in­form ap­pro­pri­ate re­sponse by government.