President Yoweri Museveni will tomorrow address parliament on the state of security in the country.
Last week during the presentation of national budget, Museveni said he would address the August house about the wave of kidnaps and insecurity, few days after the gun down of Arua Municipality legislator Ibrahim Abiriga.
Since 2010 a number of people have been killed including women, and Muslim religious leaders. Over 90 suspects have been arrested however and a conviction is yet to be secured except that of the leader of Tabliq sect sheik Yunus Kamoga among other three that have been convicted of terrorism and acquitted of murder charges.
The top prominent murders are that of former Assistant Inspector of Police, Andrew Felix Kaweesi, State Prosecutor, Joan Kagezi and now Abiriga. Others are Sheikh Abdul Karim Sentamu, Abubaker Kiweewa, Abdul Kadir Muwaya, Sheikh Mustafa Bahiga, Sheikh Abdul Rashid Wafula, and Sheikh Ibrahim Hassan Kirya.
President Museveni is expected to unveil new security measures that could put to an end the killings and kidnaps around the country.
After the gunning down of Kaweesi, Museveni ordered for installation of CCTV cameras along major roads in the city and registration of simcards.
The move has however; hit a snug since the atrocities against humanity are committed in area where there are no cameras on top of using registered simcards.
During the budget reading, Museveni directed police and courts to stop releasing murder suspects on police bond and bail nonetheless, Chief Justices Bart Katureebe in reply said courts will always follow the constitution unless when the provision of granting bail is amended.
Museveni’s move to address security issues in parliament has however, attracted criticisms across the political divide reasoning insecurity in the country is part of his failed regime.
Speaking at police headquarters Inspector General of Police (IGP) Okoth Ochola said in the last four months, 42 cases have been reported and investigated and of the 42 cases, 15 were involving murder, 10 cases were of self-kidnap while eight victims were rescued alive as seven victims went missing.
Ochola recalled all fire arms for documentation, saying all guns will be registered with all its symbols to establish the kind of guns used in executing the malicious acts of killing people.