By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Uganda’s leading opposition political party, National Unity Platform (NUP) has tasked Government to explain the cause of their failures to curb escalating Masaka senseless murders, despite its high-class tactics to hunt down its critics.
According to the latest from Buddu districts, the machete-wielding heartless goons killed more two people in Masaka and Lwengo districts on Saturday night, shooting a total number of murder cases to 25 in just one month.
The above escalating number of cases has seen NUP Spokesperson dubbed Nakawa West MP Joel Ssenyonyi, wondering how the same government he accuses of slaughtering hundreds of opposition supporters in previously concluded polls, fails to hunt down killers that have since put the nation on tenterhooks.
”This week in Parliament, we told the Minister of internal affairs and that of security that in hunting down the killers in Masaka, they should use the same enthusiasm they use in hunting down regime critics using drones and other means!! Good morning folks, let’s pray for Masaka,” posted Ssenyonyi on facebook.
Ssenyonyi has since been backed up by his party President Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine who has in the same vein noted thus;
”Around two years ago, Dictator Museveni held a televised address and boasted that he had “wiped out” the masterminds of similar serial killings that occurred in the region in 2018. Referring to them as “stupid pigs”, Museveni specifically mentioned Kiddawalime and Galiwango as having masterminded the attacks at that time, and assured the country that they had been permanently “defeated”.
In June this year, Gen. Museveni paraded before the nation a one Resty Nakyambadde who narrated a version of events leading to the death of Kiddawalime that contradicted an account she gave to the media more than two years ago. In April 2018, Nakyambadde claimed that Kiddawalime broke into her house as she was sleeping and started demanding money before she raised an alarm that attracted neighbours who killed Kiddawalime. In June this year, she claimed that Kiddawalime entered her house and attempted to force himself onto her but she requested him to first let her wash her dirty feet — to which he allegedly agreed and even had the luxury of taking naked photos of her while she showered!
In April 2019, an intelligence report confirmed by the then ISO Director-General Kaka Bagyenda implicated the same Resty Nakyambadde and a police officer as having been part of the team behind the serial murders. The ISO report claimed that Nakyambadde and the police officer had caused the killing of Kiddawalime to hide their own culpability in the heinous crimes after convincing him to escape from the Court where he was being tried for the serial murders! An interesting turn of events saw Nakyambadde being recruited as a nurse into Museveni’s private militia the SFC, while Kaka Bagyenda was removed from ISO.
Comrades, it is apparent that in order to hide its own incompetence in stopping the serial murders, the regime either deliberately exaggerated its role in curbing the first wave, or has not been entirely truthful about its investigations into the motive and criminals behind the murders. At best, the regime is as clueless about these murders as we are. At worst, it exploited them for political capital by giving citizens false assurances that it had netted the suspects behind them when in fact it either had not or had shielded some of them. This conduct is consistent with the regime’s favourite song of “we brought peace and sleep” when the reality is quite different as we all know.
I sympathise with residents of the Masaka sub-region about the loss of their loved ones. I implore you and indeed all of us to remain vigilant and do the best we can to protect ourselves because we are on our own. A regime that actively hides the truth about citizens’ mysterious deaths cannot be trusted by those who are still alive. That is why #WeAreRemovingaDictator-Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.”