By; Jjunju Francis
Security Chiefs in the country have all insisted on shared responsibility by both the security agencies and the public if the country is to be peaceful.
In a joint discussion about the state of security affairs in country at Serena International Hotel in Kampala said although remarkable contributions have been made in securing Ugandans like the recent June 3rd martyrs day celebrations that attracted close to 3 million people, the pockets of murder still pose a challenge.
The Chief of Defense Forces Gen. David Muhoozi says besides the public –role for security, amplifying criminality through the media is another challenge that needs to be handled.
The security Minister Gen. Elly Tumwine maintained his earlier position that the situation is still not alarming like it’s with elsewhere.
The Defense and Veteran Affairs Minister Adolf Mwesigye noted that Ugandans should not forget that extrajudicial killings, murders and kidnaps where orchestrated by the state in the past but NRM has changed the entire face but elements of criminality are trying to take advantage of the peace.
The government spokesperson Ofono Opondo said detractors and enemies to the NRM government are responsible for such criminality but said they will never relent on the mission to serve Ugandans according to their manifesto.
The update to the public comes after the gruesome murder of Arua Municipality MP, Rt. Col Ibrahim Abiriga last Friday at Kawanda almost in a similar manner to that of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, Muslim clerics, Major Kiggundu and Senior State Attorney Joan Kagezi in the last three year from 2015 to 2018.