Over 100 concerned members of a national Christian organization have petitioned the Uganda Police Force (UPF) to take care of the orphans of the late Ronald Ssebulime who was shot dead by police officers on March 24, 2019 for allegedly trailing the vehicle of Ms. Erios Idah Nantaba, Minister of State for ICT and National Guidance. In a press release, dated March 27, 2019, Police spokesperson Fred Enanga admitted that he was innocent.
The petition, addressed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), was signed by 101 members of Fellowship of Christian Unions (FOCUS) Uganda.
They appealed to the Police to commit to taking care of the late Ssebulime’s four children until they complete formal education by providing school fees, food, clothing, housing and health care.
Ronald Sebulime was a single parent, his wife having died in 2013. His four children “face an uncertain future, are at risk of dropping out of school and being without basic needs such as housing, food, and health care,” stated the petition.
The petitioners further appealed to the IGP to ensure that justice is done, and seen to be done, in the matter of the murder of Ssebulime.
FOCUS Uganda is a community of Christian Union students in universities and colleges, and graduates committed to engaging local, national and global issues as followers of Jesus Christ.
FOCUS Uganda was founded in 1972 and is active on 220 university and college campuses in Uganda. It has offices in Kampala, Mbarara, Masaka, Kabale, Fort Portal, Mbale, Jinja, Arua, Lira and Gulu.
Members of FOCUS Uganda have so far collected approximately Shs2 million to be given to the family of the late Ssebulime as a contribution towards the children’s welfare.