By our reporter
President Museveni consoled the families of Maria Nagirinya, Joshua Rushegyera and other individuals who were killed in the recent spate of murders along Entebbe express way, Mukono and Lyantonde where three family members were trampled to death.
Museveni in his latest message to the bereaved families and Ugandans at large says that murderers should be hanged.
Days ago a staff of a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI), Maria Nagirinya and her driver Ronald Kitayimbwa were reportedly kidnapped on August 28th, 2019 from the gate of her Lungujja home, murdered and their bodies dumped at Nakitutulu village, Nama sub-county in Mukono district.
According to her family members, assailants accessed her vehicle registration number UBA 570V, Spacio, moments after her young sister had just opened her gate.
The assailants according to Sylvia Nambalira a family member who also witnessed the scuffle grabbed Nagirinya to the back seat before speeding off, said the abductors never demanded for a ransom from any of the family members.
Alluding to police spokesperson Fred Enanga, three prime suspects have been nabbed with the help of sister security agencies of Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and they are currently held at CMI facility in Kireka.
Museveni also consoled the families of Joshua Rushegyera and Tumukunde Merina who were killed on 5th of September, 2019 between 22:28 and 23 hours on the Entebbe Expressway.
Preliminary findings availed by police spokesperson Fred Enanga, the deceased were going to Millennium Hotel in Zana, where they had arranged business transaction, with a car dealer, identified as Robert Suubi.
Museveni said Joshua Rushegyera was his nephew, being a son of my cousin Kyohairwe, who was married to an NRM supporter in Bushenyi by the names of Rushegyera. There have been other killings reported in the Lyantonde area.
“As I told you before, these criminals are pigs. Anybody who kills people outside war is a pig. Moreover, many are stupid. They forget that all crime leaves clues and, eventually, the criminals will be captured.” He said in latest letter to his grand sons and daughters
He said up to the killing of Kaweesi, Kiggundu and Abiriga, the security infrastructure had lagged behind. This prompted him to present to Parliament a 10 points anti- crime plan on the 20th of June 2018 which included among other fingerprinting of guns and introducing electronic number plates.
“You may commit a crime, carelessly taking away the lives of others; however, you will also lose your own life. We need to make this clear to the Courts. It must be an eye for eye. Nothing less will be acceptable to the freedom fighters that I represent and the entirety of the electorate of Uganda that I represent.
“As I write now, the killers of Nagirinya have all been arrested, including the red-jacketed character that was driving Nagirinya’s car after killing her. The police have already made some arrests. The punishments must also be severe, including the hanging of Killers. The NRM always believes in the Law of Moses: An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.”
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