Government to apprehend Lwengo and Bukomansimbi’ murderers – President Museveni

The President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni together with the family members of the late 40 year old Jane Natale of Kyamabale village in Bukomansimbi district pay respect to the late . The president on Wednesday 3rd January 2018 visited all the 5 homes that were attacked in Lwengo and Bukomansimbi.

President Yoweri Museveni has assured residents and families of the victims of the New
Year attacks in Lwengo and Bukomansimbi district in Greater Masaka area, that claimed four lives and injured a dozen more, that government will do all it can to apprehend the
perpetrators of those ruthless murders and make them face justice.
Addressing a public rally at Kyamabaale Primary School grounds in Kibinge Sub-County in
Bokomansimbi district yesterday after visiting and extending his condolences to all the
families that lost their dear ones during the attack on New Year’s day, the President said
that government will overcome the wave of crime that characterised 2017 that cost the
country many lives.
Criminals who were armed with sticks and machetes attacked Kabukolwa village in Kingo
Sub-County in Lwengo district killing 23-year- old Herman Kayemba Gonzaga on New Year’s
eve. They later attacked Kyamabale village in Kibinge Sub-County, Bukomansimbi district
and murdered 65-year old retired Senior Superintendent of Police, Denis Lumala
Sebugwawo, 40-year old Nantale Jane and 15-year old Bosco Selemba besides injuring a
dozen more in the attack.
President Museveni said that those bandits, who kill innocent Ugandans in cold blood, will
be defeated just like the criminals of the Lord’s Resistance Army, the Allied Democratic
Forces and the Karimajong cattle rustlers were defeated. He explained to the people that as the major causes of insecurity in the country in the past had been largely armed rebel
groups, the government put a lot of energies into defeating them and pacifying the country
and as a result, Uganda is entirely peaceful.
He, however, admitted that the new wave of urban crime has posed new challenges to the
government and security agencies but assured the population that this too will be defeated
through a combination of use of technology such as installation of cameras on streets and
high ways and partnership between security agencies and wananchi. He called for vigilance
by the population because the Police can’t be everywhere. He, therefore, advised the
population to do all it could to alert the Police whenever there is any detection of attacks.
He also directed the Police to decentralise policing services by putting their services closer
to the people.
President Museveni also promised to sort out the reported weaknesses within the Police
Force especially some infiltration by criminal gangs.
The Ministers of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Hon. Vincent Ssempijja and of
State for Youth, Hon. Nakiwala Kiyingi and the Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale
Kayihura, accompanied the President to Lwengo and Bukomansimbi districts.