President Museveni reacts to alleged mysterious killings

Sunday 14th October 2012

President Yoweri Museveni has called on the Police Force to investigate reports of alleged brutal killings and collection of victims’ blood that he said has become a security threat in some parts of the country.

“If they really kill people, we shall get them because this is the work of the Police”, he said.

The President made the call today during a meeting with selected ex-combatants from Kabwogwe Sub-County in Nakaseke district who called on his at State House, Nakasero. They were led by the Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly, the Rt. Hon. Margaret Nantongo Zziwa.

The President’s reaction followed on a report by the members of ex-combatants who said several residents in some areas, especially in the Central Region, had been massacred and blood sucked out of the bodies of the victims adding that the practice has spread to the districts of Wakiso and Mityana.  The group raised their fears that this may be a new group trying to cause insecurity which they observed called for immediate government intervention.

Regarding the issue of the payment of ex-combatants, President Museveni assured the group that this would be sorted out soon to the satisfaction of the members concerned. He emphasized the virtue of discipline in the process of the implementation of government programmes. He urged all Ugandans to work hard and desist from temptations of accumulation of wealth using short-cut modes.

On the issue of land evictions in Kabeele area in Nakaseke district that the visitors raised, the President called on the people of Uganda to always demand for accountability in terms of performance from their leaders adding that the youth need to take the lead in this issue.

“I wonder what leaders like RDCs, LCIIIs, Sub-County Chiefs, GISOs, Members of Parliament and all the others are doing to rescue people from these illegal evictions”, he said.

The President commended the team for the continued support to the National Resistance Movement.

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