MPs task Government to Explain Pockets of Insecurity
Members of Parliament 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.
Mr 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 only three months, Mr 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 response said that the matter would be forwarded to the National Security Council, under the Ministry of Internal Affairs for scrutiny. The Council sits every Thursday according to Ms Nankabirwa and its findings would inform appropriate response by government.
The Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah asked government to ensure that they are ready to report come Tuesday next week.
MP Kasibante: We need a statement from the Minister for security on these killings of women in the different constituencies . #PlenaryUg
— Parliament Watch (@pwatchug) July 18, 2017