Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu aka Bobi Wine has expressed worry that the top security officers Uganda have continued to nurse hatred for each other as the number of women killed in Entebbe and Nansana municipalities hits 20.
In his maiden contribution to the house on Thursday, Bobi Wine joined other MPs to grill internal affairs minister Jeje Odongo after he gave an update on Police’s efforts to investigate the wave of murder and the measures put in place to nip the crime in the bud.
Minister Odongo blamed the murders on illuminati (devil worship).
“Eight of the nine murders in Nasana are said to have been for ritual sacrifice by a businessman using a known criminal,” Odongo said, further blaming the crime wave on unemployment and witchdoctors.
However MPs such as Buhweju’s Francis Mwijukye suggested that Odongo resigns since his ministry had failed to handle the situation.
But the minister insisted Police was on top of the situation and rejected calls for reinforcement by the UPDF.
When he rose to speak, Bobi pointed his guns at two army officers at the helm of Uganda’s security: security minister Henry Tumukunde and Police Chief Kale Kayihura.
Bobi told Odongo to deal with the real cause of the murders.
“It is my prayer that we deal with the cause and not the symptoms in these murders,” he started.
He then launched a veiled attack on the two security chiefs.
“I am worried that there is conflict between the IGP and the Minister for Security. Is this conflict between the top security officials meant to divert the country from the murders?”
Tumukunde and Kayihura are reportedly not seeing eye to eye. They have separately visited Entebbe and Nansana.