As Ugandan members of parliament continue to react to the Arson attack on the home of one of their own, buyaga East Member of parliament and chairman of the Presidential Affairs committee Hon. Barnabas Tinkasiimire, the country’s former vice president and kakiri MP, proffesor Gilbert Bukenya has also weighed in, accusing the state of negligence and failing to protect people and their properties.
Speaking at parliament, Bukenya who has become increasingly critical of the NRM government since he was dropped as the country’s number two asked where police was when unknown arsonists torched the home of the tough talking MP who had already reported to police that he was receiving threats,injuring his first wife and her niece.
However Eng Hillary Onek said that police is currently overstretched and can not be everywhere but they are trying to protect all Ugandans.
Currently Uganda’s police staffing falls below the internationally recommended standards of one policeman for every 500 people.