The Uganda People’s Congress has called for the establishment of a commission of inquiry to probe senseless killings, orchestrated by both legal and illegal gun holders.
UPC says the gunning down of the Labour State Minister Hon. Charles Okello Engola to death by his bodyguard at his home in Kyanja was received with profound shock and recommended setting up a Commission of Inquiry to delve into such types of murders with the view of reaching to the root bottom of their cause.
“This was believed to guide the government on how to proceed to the next level of dealing with the security concern,” said Sharon Oyat Arach, the party spokesperson.
“Before the ink for the recommendation of setting up the Commission of Inquiry to probe these types of gruesome murders, another brutal murder of a Ugandan active blogger, Isma Tusubira A.K.A Jajja Iculi Olaxes happened in the same locality of Kyanja on the night of Saturday 6th May 2023,”
This, she said is a regrettable development that is not very far from the area where the country recently experienced three serious incidents; the murder of Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi, a bomb blast at a pork joint that claimed lives of people, and the criminal attack on the Minister of Works and Transport Gen. Katumba Wamala who sustained injuries and left his daughter dead in Kulambiro zone.
“Of course there are other incidents of such violent nature which happened much earlier, claiming the lives of our people. This worrying trend gives a negative picture of our country and it is not good at all as it threatens investments in terms of investors and tourism hence ruining the national development/revenue,” she said adding,
“UPC, therefore, reiterates its call to the government to institute a Commission of Inquiry to probe into these murders that have the potential of undermining the security and the image of our country. These criminals should be brought to book.”