The parliament of Uganda has tasked the Internal Affairs Minister Gen. Jeje Odongo to explain the wave of kidnaps and murders across the country.

During yesterday’s plenary session, Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zzaake raised a matter of national importance regarding the incidents. He said that the kidnaps that have left Ugandans in fear continue to happen without any meaningful intervention from security operatives in the country.

Hon. Zzaake raised the matter before parliament

Zzaake, a people power strongman, wondered whether government has any plan to address the situation which he described as a re-occurrence of the previous murders that saw mainly women kidnapped and murdered while others were murdered following demands for ransom. He also questioned the reluctance of Uganda Police Force in the recent kidnap cases that have been reported by relatives of the victims.

In response, Internal Affairs Minister Gen. Jeje Odongo noted that his ministry has for the past weeks been engaged in meetings over the matter and that he would avail answers to Parliament on Thursday in a comprehensive statement.

Last week, a social worker, Maria Nagirinya and her driver Ronald Kitayimbwa were kidnapped and their bodies later dumped in Mukono district. Also, a one James Kalumba went missing in early August and his body discovered along Entebbe road. These are just part of the many gruesome kidnaps and murders that have sent shockwaves through many Ugandans. Police is yet to successfully investigate and prosecute suspects in any of the kidnaps and murders.

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