UPC tells security agencies to find out cause of resurfacing crimes

Arach Oyat Sharon - UPC spokesperson. Courtesy/File photo.

UPC tells security agencies to find out cause of resurfacing crimes



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Kampala – 26, August 2021: Police have attributed the latest killings by machete-wielding assailants in Greater Masaka to unresolved land matters, according to Daily Monitor.

The publication also reports that the available records show that between July 22 and August 23, 13 people have been killed by machete-wielding thugs while 14 others are currently nursing serious injuries in the districts of Sembabule, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Masaka and Bukomansimbi.

On Wednesday, Uganda Peoples Congress (UPC) party asked security agencies to find out reasons behind resurfacing crimes.

The UPC spokesperson Sharon Arach Oyat  notes that of late, there has been an increase of domestic violence and murder cases in our societies since the first and second lockdowns which have claimed a number of people’s lives and property as reported in the media.

“The recent one is the murder of over 15 people in Greater Masaka by unknown murderers in just one month of August that has put our people on tension and living in fear,” she told media in Kampala.

Party spokesperson demands that “we need to look critically at this trend and see how best we can reverse it”.

She further adds that, “UPC therefore, urges all State Security Agencies to find out the cause of such murders that have resurfaced in our societies and act accordingly.”

Despite the mandatory curfew being enforced on daily basis, the opposition party says “we are registering an increase in thefts of livestock and poultry across the country and our farmers are having sleepless nights”.

“Similarly, houses are being broken into, and thieves walk away with valuable properties. We need more community vigilance supported by police to curb these thefts.”

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