The opposition People’s Progressive Party [PPP] has questioned government on why it also features in alleged deaths of top officials.
The party raised the concern at a delegates conference which saw Dr. Dick Odur, the former vice chairperson PPP, replace the party’s national chairperson, Bidandi Ssali.
Speaking at Our Lady of Africa Kindergarten in Mbuya, Sadam Gayira, the spokesperson of the party, wondered why all high profile deaths are always linked to government.
“I said that the party is worried. Whenever a prominent person dies in government, that death is attributed to the regime,” Gayira said.
According to him, this is because of the way government treats dissenting opinions.
He cited the way Kizza Besigye, Amama Mbabazi and others who are still in government because of their diverging opinions shows its intolerance.
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He appealed to President Yoweri Museveni to address the matter quickly.
He said even when government does investigations, the public doesn’t get satisfied with the findings.
“When Kazini died, government, when Mayombo died, government, now Aronda dies and you begin to hear voices.”
On the morning of 10 November 2009, sometime around 6AM local time, Major General James Kazini died at the home of his girlfriend, in the Kampala suburb of Namuwongo, after being struck on the head with a metal pipe during a domestic brawl.
At the time of his death James Kazini was 52 years old.
A few days after the May 1, 2007 death of former Defence Ministry Permanent Secretary, Brig. Noble Mayombo, President Museveni suggested that his blue-eyed officer could have been bumped off by a gang within the region.
Gen Aronda Nyakairima died a week ago in Dubai while returning from South Korea.
Gayira says government risks people losing trust in it.
“We don’t think the government is responsible for this but the president who has been here for 30 years will be accountable if he leaves a disintegrated country.”
“What is going to happen in the future? He [Museveni] should try to reclaim the image of the state,” Gayira said.