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FDC demands Police report on murders

By Wilson Manishimwe

Added 9th January 2018 07:58 AM

The party argued that Police should also explain the causes of and the update of investigation on the murders, which they described as “revolving” in nature.

FDC demands Police report on murders

The party argued that Police should also explain the causes of and the update of investigation on the murders, which they described as “revolving” in nature.

PRESS CONFERENCE

PIC: FDC Party president Patrick Oboi Amuriat addressing journalists  at the party offices in Najjanankumbi, Kampala on January 8, 2018.(Nancy Nanyonga)

KAMPALA - The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party has asked Police to come up with a comprehensive report on the murders in Greater Masaka region and other places such as Kampala and Wakiso.

The party argued that Police should also explain the causes of and the update of investigation on the murders, which they described as "revolving" in nature.

FDC president Patrick Amuriat said: "Much of last year we experience unresolved matters; the mysterious murder of women in Wakiso, Nansana and Entebbe.
 
"We also heard about murders in Masaka, Lwengo and Bukomansimbi, even around Kyengera and these seem to be taking a rotational pattern."

Amuriat, during the press conference at FDC headquarters in Najjanankumbi, Kampala Monday, explained that the murders are happening in the presence of a well-facilitated Police Force.

"The Police force should divert resources used to run after the Opposition to investigate the cause of the murders," he stated.
Last year there were reports of murders, including the 23 women who were killed in Entebbe.

Last week, thugs attacked four villages in Bukomansimbi and Lwengo and killed four people, including a retired Police officer, Dennis Ssebugwawo. The same incident left eight people injured.
 
President Yoweri Museveni, while consoling the bereaved families in Bukomansimbi blamed Police and communities' failure to embrace neighborhood watch.
 
He vowed to crack down the criminals through collaboration between security agencies and the public.

On his part, Police Chief Gen. Kale Kayihura assured the residents that the assailants would be apprehended and prosecuted in courts of law.
He also promised to lay means of more sustainable means of defending people in the area.

Following the occurrence, Kayihura has also reshuffled Police bosses in the Greater Masaka Region.

However, Amuriat told the media that visiting the bereaved families, counselling them and reshuffling Police would not exhaustively end murders.

He said the Government should seek long-time solutions to the problem.

"Kayihura should step up Police operations to curb down such murders. He should be able to tell us where these incidents are coming from because it is a constitutional mandate of Government to protect people and property," he stated.

Meanwhile, FDC also mourned the demise of retired ArchBishop of the Church of Uganda, Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo, describing him as person of a principle, who re-enforced the foundation of Christianity in Uganda.

"…and, therefore, the demise of such important person from the society is certainly loss that will be difficult to endure. May I on behalf of FDC extend our sincere condolences to the family, the Church of Uganda and the entire Anglican," said Amuriat.
 

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