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The Attorney General, Kiryowa Kiwanuka has said that Government has started compiling a comprehensive report on the security situation in the country that will soon be tabled before Parliament.

Kiwanuka disclosed this to Parliament after Jinja City Woman MP Manjeri Kyebakutika raised a matter of national importance informing the House about the leaflets being dropped in the areas of Mafubira, Bugembe, and Budondo, warning of possible attacks on the locals.

Manjeri also informed the House that a number of her constituents had been attacked and they were being hospitalized. She called upon the Government to swing in action and intervene to prevent further harm.

“On August 29, 2021, Amos Kitamirike and Nakito Norah, were attacked by these “machete-wielding men” and as I am speaking they are admitted and nursing their wounds at a certain hospital in Jinja that I cannot disclose for security purposes,” said Manjeri.

“I request that the Minister of Security should offer immediate intervention so that my people of Jinja City are protected from such heartless people,” she added.

For the last one and a half months, there have been reports of insecurities in the greater Masaka sub-region, with over 26 people reported dead. The situation has, however, been managed with the intervention of the Government and the leadership at the local and national levels.

On September 1, 2021, the state minister for internal affairs, Gen. David Muhoozi presented a statement on the security situation in the region. He assured the public that the ongoing killings in the greater Masaka area were untenable and would soon be defeated decisively.