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The President’s speech was a disappointment – Joel Ssenyonyi

Nakawa West mp Hon Joel Ssenyonyi has come out to say that the President’s recent speech over the weeked was a total disappointment.

Hon Ssenyonyi says that there are basic things like security he expected the president to give maximum time but he didn’t.

Ssenyonyi says that every Ugandan should be protected under the Constitution, he however wondered how Sheikh Kilevu was killed while in handcuffs by security agencies.

“There are issues I expected from the President’s speech, but they weren’t addressed.

For example, the issue of extrajudicial killings. Our Constitution provides for a presumption of innocence. When you kill someone in handcuffs, you leave us with many questions,” Ssenyonyi said.

The NUP spokesperson also said that if it’s true Sheikh Kilevu was linked to all the atrocities Police said, then he should have been produced in Court and answered for them.

Hon Ssenyonyi says that killing Kilevu in front of his children just radicalized them.

“If it is true that Kirevu was linked to all these atrocities, we have missed a chance to get more evidence.

He should have been produced in court and prosecuted. Kirevu was killed in front of his children. We have now radicalized them, and they will grow up with a lot of anger. I hope they receive help,” Ssenyonyi added.

Ssenyonyi further says that the armed forces should try to build a strong and good relationship with the public.

This will in turn help to avail necessary and useful information, less than this,the public will sit on the vital info.

Ssenyonyi also wondered how much is invested in Intel gathering as he feels some of the forces’ actions are poor.

“How much do we invest in intelligence gathering?

Sometimes it feels like the President is fed on wrong intel. Sometimes the security forces even cook up things. You heard last time Police said that NUP was planning countrywide riots.”

“We try to dramatize things even when they don’t make sense. I think very soon; some political leaders will be picked up.

It’s like they have a template of the people to arrest in such scenarios, and right now, it seems the template is the Muslims.

We should go for the real targets and stop hitting offside,” the legislator added.

He also said that government should use all channels to deal with the ADF.

“Let’s explore all avenues. We engaged with Kony, who massacred people in Northern Uganda. Why can’t we engage these ADF people?

Let’s explore all available options to bring peace into the country.”

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