Recall Saddam-Gadhafi fates, Mabirizi on Kasese killings


Former Independent candidate, Joseph Mabirizi, has added his voice to those condemning the gruesome murders in Kasese district most of which are blamed on security operatives.

While addressing press yesterday, Kasese Woman MP Winnie Kizza said the police flying squad was emulating former president Idi Amin’s State Research Bureau and engaging in extrajudicial killings.

According to Kizza, government was killing Kasese people to punish them for voting opposition leader Kizza Besigye in the 2016 elections.

Mabirizi too seems to agree with this logic.

“I am looking at these terrible images of murder from Kasese and the contradictory explanations from Uganda Police and UPDF,” Mabirizi said last evening.

“Is Kasese being set up for destruction because they voted the opposition in the 2016 fraudulent elections?” he wondered.

The former presidential candidate called on all Uganda to shout at the top of their voices asking for a national dialogue on the prevailing situation in Kasese.

“If we don’t move quickly to save our country, most of us thinking that Kasese is very far from where we live, so we can ignore their plight, we shall wake up one day surrounded by mysterious armed men and women demanding for our own lives.”

He said those who think calling for dialogue and peaceful negotiation is a sign of weakness, ask Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gadhafi and their cheering supporters.

Saddam [the late] was a president of Iraq while Gadhafi [the late] was a president of Libya.

United States of America invaded them all because of dictatorial rule, which cost them their lives.

“We must talk,” Mabirizi insisted, adding, “Even in our small informal groups to which we belong, and find a way forward.”

He said the country will not be run on Police and UPDF spokespersons’ statements.

“We need answers, not explanations. We want the killings to stop.”

According to him, Uganda is in serious trouble; even a child can see this.

“It does not matter whether the Supreme Court sat on March 31 or not!”

This is in reference to court decision to dismiss former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi’s petition challenging the outcomes of 2016 elections.

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