National Unity Platform leader Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has advised security to focus their attention on people’s safety rather than suppressing the opposition activities on the country.
He went on to warn them against torturing innocent civilians and killing them or rather abducting them into unknown places. Bobi Wine believes it is better for them to work towards ensuring the safety of civilians.
These key points were made by Kyagulanyi shortly after General Katumba Wamala was short at while heading to his mother-in-law’s vigil, an incident that claimed the lives of both his driver and daughter.
“It is absurd and it is a terrible time in Uganda. It is frightening but we pray that God will continue to strengthen the family of Gen Katumba Wamala and we are thankful to God that his life has been spared, we pray for his quick recovery,” conveyed the opposition leader.
It is at this point that he highlights the challenges of the security personnel as he observes that their focus has totally shifted from ensuring safety of citizens to causing insecurity to the citizens themselves as he said;
“We all noticed that the security forces of Uganda instead of providing security for the people and their property, they have concentrated on oppressing political opponents and abducting and torturing innocent citizens. This in a way has opened up for insecurity not only for the citizens but for everybody.”
Kyagulanyi also spoke about how this is becoming a trend yet the government is yet to establish the real master mind behind the increasing number of killings going on within the country.
“These are professional killers. These could probably be very highly trained murderers. This has not just began happening, it has been happening for a long while and you and me know that not a single report has been released on the murder of high-ranking citizens of Uganda,” he added.
According to him, the disputes between the security forces in the country is actually increasing the chance of insecurity in the country seeing as even a high ranking officer is not safe on one of the busy streets of the city.