Ssebaggala gets guards as assassins trail him


Latif Sebaggala

Police has provided security for Imam and Kawempe north Member  of Parliament, Latiff Ssebaggala, who says assassins are tracking him with intent to harm him.

The legislator told journalists at parliament on Monday that Police informed him of unknown individuals who have  allegedly been trailing him.

However, Ssebagala says the exact intention of those tracking him is not clear though he suspects they might want to harm him.

Ssebagala’s claims have sparked off concerns since they come in the wake of the murders of several prominent muslims since in the last few months.

In a letter to the director of parliament police dated July 16, 2015 from Uganda Police Force VIP Protection Unit commandant, Elias Kassirabo, two police constables have been deployed to protect Ssebagala.

Ssebaggala, also former chairman of the Buganda parliamentary caucus said he had refused the police officers but was told it was not an optional matter since police is mandated to protect the lives of Ugandans.

“I have called this press conference to inform the nation and my people of Kawempe North about the situation under which I have been given police officers to guard me,” he is wuoted telling press.

Ssebaggala recalled that after the murder of Sheik Hassan Kirya, the internal affairs ministry never made a report.

He criticized Inspector General Kale Kayihura who attributes killings to Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) saying, “If ADF has capacity to carry out such killings within the capital city, then the country should be afraid knowing that we are surrounded by ADF rebels.”

Some of the murdered muslims include; Hassan Ibrahim Kirya, Abdu Rashid Wafula, Abdul Kadir Muwaya, Mustafa Bahiga, Abdu Karim Sentamu, Hajj Abubaker Kiweewa, Yunus Abubakar Mudungu, Muhammad Maganda, and Abdu Jawali Sentunga.

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