The Member of Parliament for Buhweju Francis Mwijukye, has vowed to spearhead the censure of the Minister of Internal Affairs General Jeje Odong, and the minister for security Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde, following the serial killing of women in Wakiso district.
On Tuesday Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah suspended plenary sittings after the two Ministers who were tasked to give explanations about the mysterious killings of failed to show up.
“We swore to protect life and property, we cannot continue with the minister in office when the people are killed,” Mwijukye said adding that: “the pattern of these murders is typical of what happens in wars; this is different from ritual sacrifice.”
However, after taking to the floor Gen. Jeje Odong apologized, and said he was sick at the time.
“I apologize for my absence from the House on Tuesday. I was unwell like you can hear from my voice,” Gen Jeje Odong said.
He told the House that the Katabi murders are linked to a serial killer called Katongole who is linked to ‘illuminati'(devil worshipping), and added that eight of the nine murders in Nansana are said to have been for ritual sacrifice by a businessman using a known criminal.
Gen Odong implored government to address the issue of youth unemployment, saying they are lured into criminal gangs and take part in the murders.
On his part the MP for Kyadondo East Robert Kyagulanyi said there is need to address ‘the causes and not the symptoms’ in the murders, and added that there is a ‘conflict’ between the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen. Kale Kayihura, and the Minister for Security Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde.
‘’Is this conflict between the top security officials meant to divert the country from the murders?” MP Kyagulanyi asked.
The MP for Aruu County Samuel Odonga Otto, who moved Tuesday’s motion to suspend the sittings, said: “We are tired of this: Report murder and police asks for fuel and allowances however when it is Kizza Besigye then there is fuel.”
His Mubende municipality counterpart Anthony Ssemuli said the Uganda police doesn’t have the capacity to handle a complete investigation into the murders, and called for the intervention of the army.