The Democratic Party (DP) has implored the Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura to resign, saying he has failed to handle the disturbing issue of the women killed in recent months.
Addressing the media at party headquarters in Kampala, the DP acting Secretary General Dr. Gerald Siranda criticized the idea of the IGP enlisting the services of prostitutes to identify the killers who have gone on the rampage in Wakiso district, saying it is unprofessional and illegal.
“Sex working is illegal and he should opt for another mechanism. Kayihura has a well streamlined budget to run the institution; he should tell us where he has failed or resign for another person to take over,” Dr. Siranda said.
He also urged the Ethics and Integrity Minister Fr. Simon Lokodo to pick keen interest in Gen. Kayihura’s initiative, saying it will promote immorality and also put the lives of the prostitutes at risk.
“Kayihura must know who buys these women and where they parade themselves,” Dr. Siranda said, before chidingly ‘advising’ the IGP to join politics.
“He should resort to the step taken by the MP for Kassanda South Simeo Nsubuga other than wasting time in police,” Dr. Siranda said.
In about two months, 20 women have been raped and then killed by unknown assailants, a situation that prompted security chiefs IGP Kayihura and the Security Minister Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde to pitch camp in Entebbe.
In early August Gen Kayihura visited Katabi village where the killings are suspected to have taken place, and called upon residents to be more vigilant in order to put to a halt the killings that have sent panic waves in Entebbe and Nansana in Wakiso district.
A few days later Gen. Tumukunde also went to Entebbe and met with the local leaders over the killings.
Meanwhile, in a related development yesterday the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) also weighed in on the matter, and implored government to pronounce itself on the rampant killings.
The (FDC) also asked shadow minister for security to petition Parliament to intervene in the matter, or to ask the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) to join the manhunt for the killers.