Shadowy group asks Ssekandi to join anti Museveni struggle

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Relatives of Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi are in a state of panic after suspected criminals referring to themselves as UPPF soldiers dropped an anonymous letter asking him to join the fight to overthrow President Yoweri Museveni’s government.

The letter was allegedly dropped inside the residence of Ssekandi located at Kizungu village next to Hotel Zebra in Katwe-Butego division, Masaka Municipality.

It is not clear how the suspected criminals accessed the Vice President’s highly-fortified residence, beating heavy deployment by the elite Special Forces Command.

In the letter, the authors accuse President Museveni of sectarianism and corruption, telling the country’s number two that the government he runs with the president can only be defeated through war.

Ms Cissy Kayiira, a relative who stays at the Vice President’s residence, said they found the letter written in both English and Luganda next to the gate, a move she said left them wondering how the letter was dropped.

Special Forces Command soldiers attached to Mr Ssekandi’s home have taken the letter to Masaka police station.

When contacted to comment on the incidence, Mr  Ssekandi, who was at his residence, said:  “I have nothing to say about it.”

This incident comes a day after unknown assailants shot and killed Gideo Tusubira, a businessman in Masaka at his home in Bisanje Trading Centre. The killing of Tusubira comes at a time when several villages in Masaka, Bukomansimbi, Lwengo, Kalungu and Rakai have been attacked by thugs leaving at least four people dead and 30 injured.

A wave of notorious criminals have perfected the art of crime through distributing anonymous letters asking residents to carry valuables for the criminals to partake upon attack.

Reacting to the incidence, Southern region police commander Latif Zaake said the force is reviving the Mayumba Kumi strategy to among others “feed police with intelligence information.”

He said the current confusion surrounding the local council leadership has frustrated crime intelligence.

“The LCI at the village should be security conscious to first of all make sure that they get to know the people at the village and also support (residents) to establish village security and intelligence committees,” he said.

Police has since arrested at least 90 suspects in connection with current wave of criminality, who are on remand at Masaka central prison on murder, assault and terrorism charges.

Security Minister Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde, who appeared before Parliament’s Presidential Affairs Committee, said the intelligence services “must recruit the right people,” whom he said can ensure the country’s security.

©Alleastafrica and Daily Monitor

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  1. Subject: Shadowy group asks Ssekandi to join anti Museveni struggle
    May 5, 2017

    Commentary, 7 May 2017
    1) Quote. “Police has since arrested at least 90 suspects in connection with current wave of criminality, “ Unquote
    Comment: “at least 90” ? Not unusual in our Globe. Refresh your memory about the blanket arrest done by Turkey’s Prime Minister.

    2) Quote: “Security Minister Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde, who appeared before Parliament’s Presidential Affairs Committee, said the intelligence services “must recruit the right people,” whom he said can ensure the country’s security.” Unquote
    Comment: Every thing is done for ‘civilized’ appearance of a “Democratic System” for the benefit of the UN, the USA and the previous Colonial Masters in Europe . With that tact, everything remains peaceful, silent, dandy and democratic …. Wink… Wink… Wink…

    How about our dear African Intellectuals, the bastion of theoretical democracy, rules of law, humanity, fairness, and hundred and one of terminologies in theoretical books and novels that they memorized.? Let me, once again, quote the words of a distinguished Professor: QUOTE “Africa’s intellectuals continue to prostitute themselves, selling off their principles and integrity to partake of the blunder, misrule, and repression of the African people.” Unquote. (1)

    Footnote : (1) “Africa Unchained The Blue Print for Africa’s Future” by George B.N. Ayittey 2005

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