Museveni Speaks out on Kidnaps
District Focus reporter
President Yoweri Museveni, who doubles as the Commander in Chief of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces has disregarded the ongoing kidnaps and arbitrary arrests in the country pointing it out as a matter of Security being handled by security organs.
While addressing the nation, Museveni noted that the issue of people disappearing and kidnaps are mere allegations made by media houses which continue to paint a picture of unlawful arrests and kidnaps that are being master mind by the security forces.
Museveni said, the security of this country is still in charge and know the way about of these people claimed to be missing.
He added, these are criminals who were planning to cause violence and ruin the recently concluded elections thus calling for army intervention.
″The army was forced intervene due to the continued threats and plans to interfere with the country’s peace, ‶ he says.
CMI has arrested two types of people 177 suspects who were granted court bail, 65 still being arrested, the Commando arrested 18 from Kampala, 11 from Mpigi, and released all the 17 from Mukono to help police in tracking the rest.
The security people should avail this information to the public so that the whole talk of disappearance should stop, Museveni added.
Since the election period many families have reported their missing family members in operations conducted by armed security personnel travelling in numberless vehicles commonly known as drones a thing that can instigated fear in many of people’s lives and these mostly being affiliated with the opposition.
The president also noted, being the master minders of peace such actions that disrupt former can never go on at his watch and therefore the regime is answerable to its actions.
Whenever a mistake happens, it must be answered. We never cover up. Every Ugandan under NRM will be accounted for, he said
Museveni added, actions like these can’t happen under the NRM when the NRA/ UPF took over Kampala in 1986 and nothing that violate people’s rights happened
“Some people wanted to take over people’s property but we just protected it,”
However, Museveni cautioned Ugandans to take note of foreign intervention in their internal affairs as their interference has only led to continued mayhem in many African countries.
″Unfortunately most of the tragic incidents in Uganda have been made by foreign interference.‶ said Museveni.
The Europeans supported Amin’s coup in 1971, which most African countries were against. By 1972 they had switched sides. So what would have happened if we had listened to them? Therefore ignore them, Museveni added.
The NRM will therefore focus on the social economic development, with a budget to tackle over 3million people to get out of the traditional way of life to modern ways.
″This kisanja will focus on social economic transformation not working for the stomach therefore concentrate on our country for a middle class income, ″ said Museveni.