A number of Opposition leaders have been thrown into panic over threats posted on social media that they could face assassination.
Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has, through his personal assistant Elvis Kintu, already written to the Inspector General of Police seeking protection in light of the threats.
In his letter, Lukwago said that as the country continues to witness assassinations, they have received assassination threats via social media, particularly Facebook, to the personality of the Lord Mayor, Lukwago Erias, as evinced in the attachment.
He added that the purpose of his letter, therefore, is to entreat office of the IGG to accordingly scrutinize and investigate the contentions therein; and most importantly boost the Lord Mayor’s Security with immediate effect.
When contacted on the matter, Mr. Lukwago told www.mknewslink.com that he wants the police to investigate the matter.
Internal Affairs State Minister Obiga Mario Kania told this reporter that the government has not failed in its mandate of ensuring security for all Ugandans.
Mr Lukwago however, said that he had not received a response from the police on the matter by Saturday morning. The letter by his assistant was sent to the police boss on Wednesday. We were unable to speak to the police spokespersons for this article because their known phone numbers were either switched off or unanswered.
Contacted to comment on the matter, FDC secretary general Nandala Mafabi said that The threat is there; and he has seen it but don’t know whether it is credible or not. He added that It is God who protects them.
He said what needs to be done is to provide general security in the country, saying that if certain individuals have to be protected from being killed, then a decision should be taken to provide security for everyone. He specifically singled out girls who are in fear of being kidnapped.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website