The Uganda Human Right Commissions (UHRC) has tasked the security arm to explain the cause of the rampant murders and kidnaps in the country.
The commission’s Chairperson Medi Kaggwa on Tuesday told journalists that the kidnap and murder cases are on a rise but security organs have not come out to fully explain their root causes.
“Our security forces and authorities must come out and do something to stop the increasing abduction and killing of people,” he said. Adding that people who are doing such acts must be apprehended and brought to book.
UHRC’s call follows the recent abduction and murder of Micheal Kalinda commonly known as Ziggy Wine-an artiste and supporter of People Power Movement.
On Monday, police tasked a team of detectives from the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) to investigate the kidnap and subsequent death of Ziggy. He had bruises and could hardly recognize anybody by the time he was discovered at Mulago hospital, where he had been alleged dumped by his captors.
Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said a team of homicide detectives had started tracing the thugs who kidnapped Ziggy from Gganda in Wakiso district. According to Enanga, detectives from Kawempe Police Division were working along CID homicide officers to establish circumstances under, which Ziggy was kidnapped, maimed leading to his death.
He said the detectives will retrieve footage from the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras for clues on who could have dropped the deceased at Mulago hospital. The deceased’s family has since notified police that they have been getting death threats from anonymous people warning them not to speak about his kidnap.