Former leader of opposition in the Parliament, Winnie Kiiza has expressed fears that her husbands life could be in danger.
Kiiza, who doubles as a member of parliament representing Kasese District said in a Facebook post that armed men have since Friday night, camped in her family’s compound in Kiburara, Kasese district allegedly waiting for her husband to reach home and they shoot him.
” Please pray for me and my family. On Friday night two armed men spent the night in my compound in Kasese, waiting for my husband to come and they shoot him. Some friend tipped us and he did no go home that Friday night,” her post reads in part.
She went ahead to postulate that a similar kind of deployment was seen around her Kampala residence in the last few weeks, adding that nine men, armed to the teeth with machine guns and RPGs in military uniform had surrounded the Kasese house again by the time she posted.
Kiiza, called upon whoever is in charge of what she called ” a scheme” to be put on record that she and her family are Ugandan citizens who are entitled to all citizenry rights and called upon Ugandans to keep praying as she didn’t have an idea whether the husband would be left to see this day.
“In God we trust. We pray that the devil is ashamed in his whole scheme..,” Winnie Kiiza concluded.
Kiiza now becomes the fourth Member of Parliament to report death threats in one month.
Mbale woman MP Connie Galiwango on September 5 claimed that she was being trailed by certain people suspected to be interested in her life.
The MP told the afternoon plenary that she has since recorded a statement with police in Seeta, a satellite town outside Kampala.
“When I called my husband, he told me to report to police which I did on Friday. Police advised me to camouflage and use different cars but I have only one car,” she said.
Galiwango’s reports were quickly followed by threats to the life of Busingora North MP, William Nzoghu (Sept 12) who said certain men were deploying around his residence’s perimeter wall while another group were trailing him constantly.
“In a country where we are all citizens, why should some of its nationals live under constant fear? an emotional Nzoghu asked.
A week later (September 20), Ntungamo Municipality MP, Gerald Karuhanga revealed he was receiving threatening messages informing him that he will die after a Makerere University Don, Dr Kizza Musaazi. “Musasizi afude, gwe adako (Musaazi is dead, you are next).”
Dr. Moses Kiiza Musaazi, renowned for his extensive research and particularly developing a low-cost sanitary pads project 14 years ago, died on September 18 under mysterious circumstances.