The legislators have compiled a list of over 20 people that have been murdered in the district since the 1980s but no report has been released and any perpetrator arrested.
are being shot dead.
“Since the 1980s our people have been murdered and body in government bothers to take it as a priority to investigate so that the perpetrators are brought to book. Our people have lost hope in the
government even when the army is said to have been professionalized” Ms. Kiiza said.
According to the MPs’ list, 15 people have been murdered in the district from 2008 to date which they said is a serious concern that must be taken into account by the security leaders.
Ms. Kiiza said people have started wondering whether there are enemies of progress who are killing whoever tries to excel in any life skill.
She mentioned the murder of the first Mukonzo to attain a PHD the late Dr. Henry Bwambale who was killed in 1994.
Self-employed journalist and director of the Mupaghasha Community Television Center Mr.Amon Thembo was killed on his way home from work early this year and despite pressure from journalists and the Rwenzururu Kingdom, no report has been released.
The MPs also want government to follow up the death of former Busongora MP Amon Bazira who was killed in Nakuru in Kenya in the early 1990s.
Mr. William Nzoghu also told the press that they have decided to take up the task to ask government to release reports into the murders because they themselves have been receiving death threats.
Mr. Nzoghu said he and his opposition colleagues-Mr. Yokasi Bihande (Bukonzo East) and Ms. Winfred Kiiza (Kasese woman MP) have been threatened through phone calls and face to face.
The MPs said they wonder why Kasese district that boasts of the defense minister Dr. Crispus Kiyonga and other leaders who have served in the army can experience such a number of murder cases by shooting.
The chairman of the district security committee the RDC Lt. Milton Odongo and the Chairman LC 5 Lt. Col. Mawa Muhindo are all army people and there are reports that the Chief Administrative Officer Mr.
William Kanyesigye is also a soldier.
The office of the RDC has always called security meetings every time people complain about the murders but outcomes have always been police reports of recovering guns and ammunition.
However, the Officer in Charge of Criminal Investigations at the Kasese Central Police Station Mr. Jovan Kasangaki said investigations into a number of murder cases in the district are ongoing.
Kasese is the base of the 305 brigade with over five other barracks
spread across the district.
List of people suspected to have been murdered since 1980.
1980. Tom Baluku and Vito Muhindo
1988. Michael Kalyaki
1994. Dr. Henry Bwambale
1998. Boniface Mbalibula
2000. Swizin Muhesi and Piyo
2001. Moses Ngulhube
2008. Gideon Mwaka
2010. Lameki Mupasula and Godwin Bwambale
2011. Stephen Kule and Kalyabolho
2012. Sele Makariyo, Isaya Kirilhuhandi, Capacity Masereka, Hannington
Senzelya, Amon Thembo (Journalist), Muthengera, Sunday Muhindo (killed
Others whose relatives have forgotten the year they were murdered are;
Samson Sahambili and Ivan Baluku.