The National Unity Platform(NUP) leader Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has said the rampant murders in Masaka are a sign that the regime has failed to provide security to the people.
Kyagulanyi made the remarks as the death toll from the Greater Masaka gang attacks shot to32 people according to Police records in a space of five weeks.
Despite intense joint security deployments that involve night patrols that are aimed at securing the area, Kyagulanyi claimed the regime is as clueless about these murders as the people of Uganda.
“It is intriguing that the assailants target the most vulnerable residents, and seem to be only after their victims’ life and nothing else,” Kyagulanyi said in a statement.
Around two years ago, Kyagulanyi said President Museveni held a televised address and boasted that he had “wiped out” the masterminds of similar serial killings that occurred in the region in 2018 referring to them as “stupid pigs.”
Museveni specifically mentioned Kiddawalime and Galiwango as having masterminded the attacks at that time, and assured the country that they had been permanently “defeated”.
In June this year, he recalled that the head of state paraded before the nation a one Resty Nakyambadde who narrated a version of events leading to the death of Kiddawalime that contradicted an account she gave to the media more than two years ago.
“At worst, it (the regime) exploited them for political capital by giving citizens false assurances that it had netted the suspects when in fact it either had not or had shielded some of them. This conduct is consistent with the regime’s favourite song of ‘we brought peace and sleep’ when the reality is quite different as we all know,” he noted.
Kyagulanyi sympathised with residents of Masaka sub-region about the loss of their loved ones and implored them to always remain vigilant and do the best they can to protect themselves because they are on our own.