Of recent, pursue these killers. However, our history reminds us that if they are not urgently stopped, they will not stop their killing sprees. This week we saw Hon. Cecilia Ogwal, the Member of Parliament for Dokolo, put police spokesman Enanga to task to explain why the police is unable to use all the means at their disposal to stop the killers before they commit their heinous crimes.
The tough-talking Ogwal questioned the wisdom of coming out to inform the public only after lives have been lost. You could see that Enanga was really wishing he had an answer.
In this same week, President Museveni, while addressing hundreds of Christians from all over the world who had gathered at Mucwini in Kitgum to commemorate the Life and Ministry of Janani Luwum the late archbishop of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Boga Zaire, he had the following to say:
“We in the NRM take extra judicial killings very seriously. In the book of Mathew, Jesus taught us to forgive and turn the other cheek. But in the UPDF/NRA we still believe in the law of Moses, “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. That is how we brought discipline in the army. We forgive and forget but after punishment. We need to agree on this. Killing a Ugandan should be a no go area”.
This is what we had come to expect under this government given our violent past. Seeing what is creeping up therefore brings up bad memories. It is for this reason that we all need to work together to stop the killers in our midst after all they live amongst us.
All that we are telling police is that they need to intelligently involve the communities in this war because without intelligence from the communities, the police will always show up too late. At least this is what has been happening. This is what we have been seeing happening.
Commonsense tells us that police needs to change the way they have been approaching the emerging worrying developments because their current approach isn’t working. It never augurs well seeing Police surfacing on the scene only after the crime has been committed or lives have already been lost.
Fortunately the population is ready to partner with the police in this struggle.