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President Museveni Grills Ochola on Kidnaps, Murders

President Museveni this week summoned the Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola to explain the recent spike in cases of kidnaps across the country.

Sources privy to the Tuesday meeting at State House Entebbe told us the president demanded answers from the IGP on who is behind the crimes.

“The President wanted to know if the kidnaps are organized or spontaneous and whether or not the Police are arresting the culprits,” the source told us.

The IGP reportedly told the President that the police have arrested some key suspects in most of the kidnap cases and investigations are still underway.

He also informed Museveni that he had directed the Criminal Investigations Department to speed up the investigations and promised the president that soon the suspects will be aligned in courts of law.

Since the State House meeting, Ochola has since ordered all police chiefs including RPCs, DPCs and Community Liaison Officers to step up sensitisation of the public on community policing.

This week, ruthless criminals kidnapped a student identified as Brina Nalule 19 from old taxi park as she was heading to YMCA Buwambo campus.

The kidnappers demanded a ransom of five million shillings from her parents but later raped and killed her in cold blood.

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Her body was dumped in Mutundwe, Kabawo zone in Lubaga division.

Several children have also been kidnapped by unknown people in different parts of the country.

Many have since been killed and a few have been rescued by police.

This morning we also learnt of two other cases of missing children in Mukono district.

Kidnap and murders started early this year when Case clinic accountant was abducted and brutally killed and burnt beyond recognition.

Later, kidnappers went on rampage and killed Susan Magara, a case that shook the nation to the core.

Last month, police and other security agencies raided Usafi mosque in downtown Kampala and arrested some suspects said to be involved in the kidnap and murder of Ms. Magara.

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