The Member of Parliament for Butambala County, Hon. Muwanga Kivumbi, has demanded for a detailed report on the recent killings of prominent personalities and Muslim clerics.
This follows the tragic murder of the Assistant Director of Public Prosecution, Ms. Joan Kagezi who was gunned down in Kiwatule, a Kampala surburb on Monday, 30th March 2015.
Hon. Muwanga Kivumbi in his submission said that the death of Ms. Kagezi is not a one-off but that so many other people have been gunned down in a similar manner.
“The style of killing these people is the same, with thugs riding on motorcycles shooting at them at close range,” he said.
He added that these killings are happening at a time when there is heavy deployment of security forces in the city and yet these incidences go on unabated.
“We are having a big budget extended to the security agencies and yet the operatives seem incapable of handling these crimes,” he noted.
He called for a detailed report from the government and due attention from Parliament.
“So many people especially the Muslims in my constituency are living in constant fear of arrest or even being killed. We need a statement on this matter urgently”, he concluded.
Serere District Member of Parliament, Hon. Alice Alaso, added that the death of Joan Kagezi is shocking and high profile but there is also need to investigate the killings of other Ugandans in rural areas.
The Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah, who chaired the sitting informed the House that the Minister of Internal Affairs was due to present a comprehensive statement on Wednesday, 01st April 2015 on the situation and what action had been taken so far.
The Parliament earlier had observed a moment of silence in honour of the late Joan Kagezi.
She was the lead prosecutor in the ongoing July 2010 Terror Suspects Trial.