Wanton killings indicate loophole in country’s security – Akena
Kampala – 1, September 2021: Addressing the media on 1, September in Kampala, Jimmy Akena who is the Uganda Peoples Congress (UPC) party presjdent says they are troubled about the continued gruesome killings in Greater Masaka.
According to his data, the vice has claimed over 25 innocent lives, adding that it has instilled grief and fear in the region.
Not long ago, Akena says, “The people in some areas of Entebbe and other parts of Wakiso experienced similar acts which led to the introduction of CCTV Cameras in urban areas. This kind of trend indicates a loophole in the country’s security that perpetuators are taking advantage of.”
“On behalf of UPC and my own behalf, I convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families whose loved ones have been murdered in unclear circumstances and pray for a quick recovery to those who are nursing wounds in different hospitals and homes.”
“The issue of security is a national concern that affects everyone irrespective of your region,” he adds.
“Therefore, I want to welcome the step being taken by security agencies to camp in this region and find ways of averting the wanton murders, tighten security and restore hope and peace.”
“UPC is on record calling upon the security forces to invest heavily in intelligence and vigilance purposely to acquire reliable information that would inform security strategies and decisions. This calls for proper planning and cooperation of all security agencies, leaders and community members.”
“The police should mend and restore the mutual understanding and good working relationship with the citizenry as it will facilitate informed investigations and enable people to carry out their day-today activities in confidence.”
In Lango subregion, between June and July, over 20 lives were lost to in-house murders, and some were external.
Rights activist like Jane Frances Oling, blamed the rampant murders to the negligence by cultural (leaders). Although the killings went silent for few days, it soon restarted.
On 31 August 2021, North Kyoga Region Police spokesperson, ASP Jimmy Patrick Okema briefed media on murder cases across Lango subregion.
A murder by shooting in Apac, and a 26-year-old Ocan Solomon from Loro, Oyam who hit his father with a big stick and later died.