The former Makerere University researcher, Dr Stella Nyanzi has launched peaceful demonstrations against the gruesome killing of people in Masaka region.
Dubbed ‘Masaka Lives Matter’, the Human rights Activist and Scholar she is appalled by the state of apathy and resignation among Ugandans who are so scared of the brutal arm of the state that they can no longer exercise their constitutional right to peacefully demonstrate against the deaths.
By yesterday morning, 25 people had been hacked by unknown pang-wielding assailants in the Masaka greater region. According to police spokesperson Fred Enanga, assailants target people above the age of 50 and leaving alone or with children.
“I am appalled at the increasing numbers of murders by hacking to death with machetes in Masaka district. I am much more appalled by the state of apathy and resignation among Ugandans who are so scared of the brutal arm of the state that they can no longer exercise their constitutional right to peacefully demonstrate against the deaths,” she said.
“As a woman who hails from Masaka district, I have started organising a peaceful demonstration against the unending murders of unarmed innocent civilians in Uganda. Who will join me?” Nyanzi asked
Enanga said at least 60 people have been nabbed in connection to Masaka murders. He said the suspects were screened and 15 have a clue about the murders. “We have established that there are three groups causing anarchy in the region. But we have deployed and some we shall burst in them,” he said.
“The Chief Political Commissar Asan Kasingye and a team of senior officers meeting with staff from Sembabule district to galvanise security against ‘bijambia’ criminals in the district,” he said.
The intentions of the killers remain unknown since they kill and disappear in thin air without taking anything.