The Minister for Internal Affairs, Gen Aronda Nyakairima, says no militia groups will be allowed to take part in 2016 general elections.
Aronda was yesterday presenting a statement on the security situation in Uganda in parliament.
“No brigade not even that of Kakoza Mutale will take part in the coming elections,” Aronda assured legislators.
MP Kassiano Wadri pointed out to the minister that each time there is a shooting, police says we know the people and they are Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), wondering why police cannot carry out preventive arrests.
“Police should arrest the ADF rebel suspects, just like it is always arresting opposition, under ‘preventive arrest’,” Wadri suggested.
MP Peter Okeyoh said many of the crime preventers are not facilitated and without facilitation, they are not doing well.
MP Ssemujju Nganda on the other hand demanded to know the exact cause of Muslim conflict and death of the Muslim clerics.
“One of the suspects in the Muslim clerics murders used to boast that he had the protection of 3 army Generals,” Nganda pointed out, adding, “The minister should tell this house, how army Generals are linked to the Muslim conflict and clerics murders.”
Hon. Otada Sam Owo said legislators wanted a clarification on the report of disappearances of Ugandans after some men pick them up, this is now a fear in the communities.
MP Beatrice Anywar was concerned with Kakooza Mutale saying this is not the first time Mutale is being used to beat up Ugandans.
“He should be arrested for last elections crimes,” Anywar suggested.
Hon Nandala Mafabi also wondered why government hasn’t taken any action on Kakoza Mutale’s actions in last year’s elections, yet he is back once more.
Aronda told legislators that his ministry has set up an intelligence committee to investigate all allegations relating particularly to Mutale’s activities.
He said it was not the first time that militias are springing up especially during election time.
Aronda denied allegations of extra judicial killings being carried out by the state.
Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah, asked him to investigate Mutale and report back to parliament soon.