Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has said that the country is “all living in total fear”; a thing he said should bring together security agencies to fight the increase in crime being observed currently.
Lukwago was on Wednesday speaking to the press shortly after the requiem mass for the late Susan Magara at Our Lady of Africa in Mbuya, Kampala.
Magara, 28, had recently been kidnapped before she met her brutal death.
“These are stories we used to watch in James Bond movies, little did we know that they would happen here,” started Lukwago.
“This sounds like a story, a real movie. That evil people kidnap an innocent lady and it takes weeks before they establish their motive, her whereabouts and getting these people apprehended? It really sounds so strange!”
On that note, Lukwago appealed to Minister of Security Lt. Gen Henry Tumukunde and Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura to unite and help in fighting the escalating crime.
“The kind of security system we have in this country has a lot of question marks. The earlier Tumukunde and Kayihura tie the loose ends, the earlier they will fix the dirt,” he said.
“As politicians, we can have our differences here and there but this rivalry is not doing us anything good as a nation because we are now living in fear, everyone is scared. They (Kayihura and Tumukunde) should bury their hatchet together so as they can deal with this criminality.”