MP Paul Mwiru

Following the gruesome murders of over 20 women in Entebbe and Nansana in Wakiso district, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has urged government to pronounce itself on the matter.

Speaking at party headquarters in Najjanankumbi, the FDC Deputy Spokesperson Paul Mwiru said Ugandans, mostly the women, are now living in fear.

He said the security apparatus lined up for the task including police under IGP Kale Kayihura and intelligence agencies under security minister Henry Tumukunde, had so far failed to nip the criminals in the bud.

“Citizens are in great fear for their dear lives following public contradictions of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kale Kayihura and Security Minister Tumukunde,” Mwiru, a former FDC MP for Jinja Municipality, said.

Early in August the IGP Gen Kale Kayihura camped in Katabi village where the massive killings are suspected to have taken place, and police has since made some arrests.

“Victims disappear first but Ugandans should know that we are working diligently to handle this matter,” Gen Tumukunde was quoted as saying during a meeting with the Entebbe municipality mayor.

Over the past few months at least 20 women have been killed by unknown assailants after reportedly raping them, with the latest victim’s body having been found on yesterday morning.

Meanwhile, in a related development, last Thursday 10 people suspected of killing women in Nansana were arraigned before the Nabweru chief magistrate’s court, and charged with terrorism.