Thursday, 25 February 2010


The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leader Dr. Kiiza Besigye has criticized the Uganda Peoples Defence forces (UPDF) for failing to protect Ugandans and their

Kiiza Besigye who was
in Kasese district on 19th Feb to 20th in his campaigning
trails visited the family of late Godwin Bwambale in Kituti Village, Karambi
Sub-County in Kasese district who was shot dead by two unknown assailants
wearing the army uniform on 17th February 2010.

The deceased was an
in charge of Bikunya Health Center II in Karambi Sub-County
and left 13 children all in primary school the highest in primary seven.

In a period of one
month two people were shot dead in the same area by unknown gunmen.

In January a
businessman Mr. John Mupasula of Mpondwe –Lhubiriha town Council was gunned
down by an assailant in his shop during day time and nobody was arrested.

While laying a wreath
at the grave of Late Godwin Bwambale who was buried a day after Besigye's
Visit, the FDC leader said the Killing of innocent, committed Ugandans is an
indication of bad leadership.

"We went in the bush
to end this kind of brutality, killing innocent civilians but to my surprise
the same government that went in the bush ha failed to protect its civilians"
he said.

Besigye urged the
family of the deceased to be calm and support FDC which is going to remove the
current corrupt government and promised that once he comes to power he will
ensure the protection of Ugandans and their properties.

"Support FDC if you
need to have peace" he said.

The FDC leader
supported the deceased family with Shs.500.000 and the Bukonzo East MP Yokasi
Bhande Bwambale supported with Shs.100.000 and FDC office in Kasese promised to
meet the tuition fees for one child
until he finishes.

Earlier the FDC
leader visited the family of late Emanuel Kooli the former LC3 Chairperson
Karambi Sub-County in Kasese who died in a fatal accident on their way to
Kyankwanzi leadership institute on 6th January 2008 and died 15th
Jan 2008 in Mulago hospital.

Kooli who was an FDC
supporter his family believed he died due to government negligence.

The Kasese FDC office
promised to pay tuition fees for one of Kooli child until he finishes.

The Bukonzo East MP,
Yokasi Bihande Bwambale said Ugandans mainly staying at the Uganda –
Congo border their lives are at
stake as there is no security protect them and their properties.

Reacting on the
concern the 305 Alpine Brigade Spokesperson, Lt Ninsima Rwemijuma dismissed the
claims saying UPDF has heavily deployed along the borderline and their aim is
to protect Ugandans.

"Were even in touch
with the police to investigate the death of two Ugandans" he said.