By Our Reporter
The Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Mathias Mpuuga has attacked the Internal Affairs minister Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire over the statement he made, attributing the Bijambiya killings in Greater Masaka to the region’s rejection of the NRM candidates in the previous elections.
Speaking at the funeral of Canon Mary Nabunya Senyonjo, the late wife to Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, the former Bishop of West Buganda Diocese, Mpuuga said that Otafiire’s statement can be taken to mean that the government is punishing the people of Masaka for the choices they made during this year’s general elections.
“What should this statement imply to the aggrieving community and families that have lost dear ones in these senseless killings now being justified by a power drunken regime minister. What about the fate of the many suspects languishing in detention , now that the regime position has been stated by one of its power drunken promoters?” wondered Mpuuga.
According to Mpuuga, Otafiires’ statements are an indication that the killings in Masaka are a punshiment for voting out the regime.
He said, “We definitely have no choice but to duly inform our people of this very important development. Our People shall defend their territory and integrity and shall never succumb or surrender their conscience to any form of manipulation and diversion from their chosen path.”
Mpuuga emphasized that as the opposition, they demand that Otafiire explains to the country andspecifically the people of greater Masaka who the killers are, saying his latest statement is a clear admission of knowledge.
While appearing on NBS TV’s prime Thursday night political talk show; the Frontline, Otafiire claimed that Masaka didn’t witness such killings when the ruling NRM dominated the sub-region’s politics.
The minister went on to say that there is insecurity in the sub-region because someone else is politically in charge.
This, Mpuuga said, is an admission of knowledge of who is behind the killings.
Eulogizing the deceased, Mpuuga hailed Canon Mary Senyonjo for her dedicated service to the Church, specifically West Buganda Diocese where her husband, the Rt Rev Christopher Senyonjo served as Bishop for 24 years.
She died on September 5, 2021, at the age of 81 of kidney failure. She is survived by a husband, seven children and 15 grandchildren.