If you have been reading and watching the news, you may have realized that crime is on the rise. There has been re-emergency of panga wielding gangs that are terrorizing citizens in the night.
Just this weekend, a teacher at GreenHill SSS in Kalungu district was hacked to death by assailants who dumped his body in Rakai.
The Daily Monitor has also reported that Police in Kamuli District are hunting for machete-wielding assailants who attacked a family on Sunday night and hacked a man and his wife to death, leaving their daughter with life-threatening injuries.
The Busoga North Police Spokesperson, Michael Kasadha, said the assailants called out Kisuule Ndirugendawa, 63, at 2am and chopped him with a machete.
Moments later, his wife Frances Namusaabi, 47, a teacher at Bwoko Nursery School in Nabwigulu Sub-county, who raised an alarm to ward off the assailants, was also brutally hacked.
What is sinister is that all this wave of crime is happening at the backdrop of massive recruitment by security agencies and roll-out of LDUs in the communities to help fight crime.
In a country where security agencies are more preoccupied with sustaining a regime than doing their actual work, it is no-wonder that crime is rising.
President Museveni who rides on having brought peace and security to Uganda seems to be puzzled himself as each day, the situation in Uganda as regards security of person and property worsens.