Political leaders have called for speedy investigations to find out who was behind the November 16 bomb blasts in Kampala.
Alice Alaso Asianut, who is the acting National Cordinator for the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT), said that the investigation should be impartial to ensure justice.
“We call upon the police and other security agencies to expeditiously investigate the twin bombings to ensure that the people behind these atrocities are held accountable,” Alaso said in a statement.
Alaso also condemned the bombings saying that these are “cowardly attacks targeting defenseless people.”
DP President Norbert Mao urged a regional approach to combat terrorism, and asked the government to act.
“We call for a regional approach to combat terrorism. This approach would require the sharing of intelligence and joint military action against terrorist bases,” Mao said in a statement.
Adding, “This regional approach, however, requires healthy relations between the governments in our volatile neighbourhood.”
Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), also demanded for “fair” investigations conducted by an external body, saying that some government agencies have recently been involved in such crimes, and therefore have no more moral authority to investigate.
“Police &UPDF led inquiries may not give the country precise reports,” FDC said.
Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Mathias Mpuuga, implored security to ensure coherent sharing of relevant information with the general public “and in a timely manner.”
“We also advise that, the persons chosen to communicate on behalf of security should be those who enjoy a modicum of public confidence; and without a history of distortion of information and politicking so as to enlist public cooperation,” Mpuuga said.
Mpuuga also urged the public to remain “each other’s keeper.”
Opposition strongman Kizza Besigye said that this kind of insecurity and violence is not primarily a national security, but a human security problem.
“It is a Human Security problem- the safety of individuals and the environment they inhabit. Unless this is appreciated, it won’t be resolved,” Besigye said.
National Unity Platform principal Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine urged the public to be vigilant and “look out for each other.”
At least 6 people died and 33 were left with injuries in the twin bombings that rocked the Capital on Tuesday.