Luweero Woman Member of Parliament, Ms Lillian Nakate has sought police protection after a letter warning of a looming attack on her family was dropped at her home in Bukalasa village in Wobulenzi Town Council.
According to her, the anonymous authors of the letter put the family on notice for a pending attack targeting the MP, her two children and her mother.
Ms Nakate noted that they threatened to kill them and take their body parts. She added that the family is living in fear and that her mother has since stopped gardening because of the threats
Similar letters were dropped to a number of families in Kizito and Kasoma zones in Luweero town threatening to kidnap them. In the letters, the authors asked each targeted resident to wire Shs300, 000 on 0770587814 if they wanted to save their members from possible kidnap.
Ms Beat-Juma Nassanga, a resident of Lumu zone in Luweero town is among the people who found the anonymous letters at the doorsteps of her house and reported the matter to Police.
Ms Nassanga said that she has since put her children under close supervision.
Benson Byaruhanga the Luweero district police commander said that Police have made some arrests and are still investigating the matters before taking the suspects to court.
He, however, asked the community to be calm because preliminary investigations indicate that the suspects only wanted to create fear in the among the public
Last year, several people were killed and injured while others were robbed in the greater Masaka area days after anonymous letters were dropped at their homes and business premises warning them of the attacks.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website