The Leader of Opposition in Parliament and Kasese Woman MP Winnie Kiiza has reminded government of its promise to tighten the security of the legislators following the murder, last month in Kulambiro-Kisaasi, Kampala, of hitherto Uganda Police publicist AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his driver and body guard.
During Parliamentary plenary on Tuesday, MP Kiiza tasked government to issue a statement on the status of security in the country.
Kiiza said that police had warned them that the MPs were also a target of assassins but their security had since not been beefed up.
“The police also notified MPs that the information they have is that other targeted people are legislators. We don’t know what the police has for the safety and security of MPs, in addition to security of members of the public,” she said.
Citing the case of a recent attack on tourist in Mountain Rwenzori by suspected crime preventers, she tasked the line ministries to brief the nation on how secure the citizens are.
“We have to ensure the security and safety of our people. Let the Ministers of Internal Affairs, Security and Defence come up with a statement to this House on the security affairs of the country otherwise no one is sure of their security. We are all living in fear,” she added.
Bukoto East MP Florence Namayanja also brought to the House’s attention cases of criminal gangs in Lwengo, Sembabule, Rakai and Masaka districts who attaked villages and have also warned of more attacks.