“ Fear has increased in Masaka region after the panga-wielding assailants killed another man in Sembabule district. His death brings the number of murder victims to 18 in Greater Masaka Region in one month” (Urban Television, 27.08.2021).
At this current time and age it is not like the authorities or the government has the trust of the Republic. To the contrary they despise and distrust them. The Uganda Police Force and all other state organized security organization can be put into question. As their main interests isn’t securing the general public’s safety, but keeping the system and regime alive.
That’s why so many murder cases are cold. There are so many who is supposed to be resolved and answered. However, they are all left in a office and forgotten in a folder there. The police isn’t investigating or finding the needed evidence to solve the cases. No, these murders and killings are happening with no consequences.
This has happened over the years. There been both high ranking officials and known leaders who has been killed. When these are not solved or answered for. Then what the ordinary or innocent civilians dying as well this way? Well, they are just collected as numbers and forgotten eventually. As there is one outrage to another outrage. It is from one scandal to another.
One month it is boxers and another Muslim clerics. Right now its people living in the Greater Masaka region. Before it was woman who was kidnapped and killed in Entebbe town. In between that the ones associated with National Unity Platform (NUP) and People Power Movement was targeted. Just like the ones who was part of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) was taken in and extra judicially killed too. Therefore, this isn’t new…
What is happening in the Greater Masaka Region is tragic. That 20 lives has been taken within a month. We cannot expect these to be solved or the families knowing who killed their family member. That is too much to ask. When MPs and High Ranking Officials are dead with no trace too. If the gangs or on motorcycles or using machetes. It doesn’t matter. They are allowed to roam around and do their bidding.
These sorts of gangs has been allowed to this before without any retaliation. There been blazing words and promises. However, they have been allowed to go to the next target and promised to be silent for a hot minute. Because, the outrage and the fear has to die down. Before they find the next victim and kills more. That is how it looks and these folks never serve time or is charged in the courts.
They can go around and make people suffer. If they we’re part of BodaBoda2010 or the Flying Squad. If these are LDUs or Crime Preventers in the past. God knows… but what we do know is that they are allowed and they can kill. They are assassins and murdering civilians without any consequences.
That’s why suddenly like the murders was happening in the Greater Masaka Region. These will stop as well. Just like they stopped over night targeting Muslim clerics and Woman in Entebbe. The same will happen in Masaka. As the group will leave and their job was done.
The same gentlemen who killed will be able to find work and operate elsewhere. These will find another safe-haven and a den of thieves to enjoy their spoils. While they are awaiting orders of more executions and murders. That is how these things goes and it seems to be legit for them. They know the drill and await their turn.
It is tragic and sinister… but that is how it seems and it’s not looking good. The murders after curfew seems to continue. Lives is at stake and these are untouchable assassins. Peace.