The Rushenyi County legislator Mwesigwa Rukutana has challenged security agencies in the country to guard against the rampant insecurity incidents that keep emerging, such as kidnaps, murders and theft.
Rukutana, who is also the deputy Attorney General of Uganda noted that it’s the core role of security agencies to cooperate with citizens to keep law and order in the country.
This follows the kidnap and murder of Enos Kabonera, a local businessman in Rubaare Town and the head of Laity at Rubaare Church of Uganda Archdeaconry in South Ankole Diocese. Kabonera, who was also the Nyamurindira ward LC II Chairperson was kidnapped from his residence in Rubaare Town at around 7:30pm by people who might have been known to him.
Witnesses said they saw Kabonera talk to the assailants before boarding their vehicle but he was later strangled.
His lifeless body was found lying near a swamp in Ntungamo Sub County along the Ntungamo – Kabale road Tuesday afternoon.
He said that the country is deeply hurt having lost very developmental citizens whose death were sudden.
Rukutana also pointed out other incidences such KK traders who were robbed on gun point, in Ruhara and Kyakyera among others.
However, the RDC Ntungamo George Bakunda revealed that they have ordered the UPDF soldiers from Mutanoga army barracks to re-enforce police patrols during night.
Bakunda noted that with effect from Thursday last week army and police have intensify their foot patrols at night in the Ntungamo Municipality arresting the idle and orderly people which has so far forced shops and bars to close before 10pm.
He also appealed to Uganda not to mix politics with development as politics will purely derail them from peace and wealth creation in their communities.
Hon Rukutan said politics must lead to development and economic transformation in order for it to be meaningful to the people.
While meeting the officials of Rural Electrification Agency (REA) over the weekend he tasked people to embrace every government program regardless of their political affiliations if they are to improve their livelihoods saying that development doesn’t discriminate.
Rukutana warned Ugandans against engaging in politics when it is still early because it jeopardizes their participation in income generating projects.
The MP Kajara county Hon Timuzigu Micheal Kamugisha condemned the act of vandalizing the electric transformers and poles in Kajara County which has delayed the REA programme.
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