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WHO IS NEXT? Magara Family Demand Explanation From Government

Family members of slain accountant Susan Magara Atenyi have tasked government through its various agencies to come out and explain the loopholes that her killers exploited.

Ms Magara was kidnapped from her residence in Rubaga Division on February 17 by unknown assailants, who in the 20days of her captivity, made several phone calls to her family asking for a ransom.

Cindy Magara Lukwago, a sister to the deceased said while they were grateful to the support they received from President Yoweri Museveni in the search for their loved one, more needed to be explained and the culprits hunted and brought to book.

Cindy who is not in the country, said in her message to mourners at Our Lady of Africa Church in Mbuya, that government through its agencies ought to explain how the assailants could not be tracked even when they were in constant contact with the family.

According to police, the killers used at least 17 Sim lines to contact Magara’s family.

“We know that that most of these lines were unregistered and we want to know how this was possible,” said Magara’s Sister Cindy in a message ready by her husband.

“We are asking, how come numbers which are not registered are still in use? We need answers from NIRA, UCC and the rest.”

“We thank the president for the support he gave us in the search for Susan but we also think that Susan should get justice. The people who killed Susan should be punished”

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Cindy, while alluding to the previous kidnaps and murders that have happened in the country, also tasked police to inform the country, what is being done to address this problem.

“We are asking; who is next?” she said.

Cabinet sitting Monday this week at State House in Entebbe discussed the issue of illegal sim cards still in circulation, which are being used by criminals to hide their identity.

At the centre of this scandal is telecom giant Airtel Uganda, whose lines were found with wrong or forged identities by suspected criminals

Minister for ICT Frank Tumwebaze was tasked in the meeting to investigate telecom companies and to take strong punitive measures if found uncompliant.

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