The Butambala County Member of Parliament (MP) has tasked security agencies to explain why armed robberies and murders are increasing with each passing day.
Kivumbi, who was speaking during a news interview on nbs tv on Wednesday said Ugandans are being murdered every day as the police and army focus on fighting opposition politicians.
“Our security agencies have failed to keep law and order because they are mainly focused on sustaining the current regime in power, yet security services must output everything. The army that is mandated to maintain our sovereignty at home is also now partisan. Our internal security could easily be addressed and the country would begin to see dividends of peace because of the amount of money we put in. What is happening is clearly showing that our security apparatus has failed,” he said.
Kivumbi added that since Uganda is not fighting any war, both army and Police would be concerting on keeping peace in the country.
“We have well-trained police officers. However, they’re being funded to do political work. Resident District Commissioners that are in charge of security are simply politicking. The District Police Commanders have patrol vehicles and fuel but still, killings take place. How do they use it (cars and fuel)? They end up politicking,” he added.
Kivumbi’s outcry comes hot on the heels of a meeting between Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen David Muhoozi and all Kampala Metropolitan Commanders, Regional Police Commanders, District Police Commanders, Divisional Commanders, intelligence officers and detectives at the Police headquarters Naguru on Tuesday.
While in the meeting, both parties Police and the Army looked at the aspects of further improving the quality of; intelligence-led operations, target deployments and patrols, profiling of known criminals (Serial offenders, community policing drug abuse investigations, community mobilisation and observance of Human Rights in policing.
Following the shooting of important figures in the country including Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi and MP Ibrahim Abiriga, President Museveni ordered for installation of CCTV cameras to aid investigations.
However, ever since their installation, nothing has changed, broad day live killings have continued, In May this year two people were shot and killed by robbers at Cheap Hardware in Nansana, Wakiso district.
In June, two women were shot dead when five armed robbers raided a mobile money shop in Zana, Wakiso District while several bodaboda riders have been murdered by unknown assailants.
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