Commander-in-Chief Yoweri Museveni has once again addressed the bazzukulu on the issue of combating crime in all corners of the country. Museveni assured that crime can be defeated as they have done it before.
“We had suppressed crime with Operation Wembley in the year 2002,” Museveni said in his latest address to bazukuulu on social media.
The president first gave an account of the latest crimes. He said criminals had killed 13 people, injured 2 and robbed Shs24 million in totals in the areas of Kampala-Entebbe, Ntungamo, Lyantonde and the Kisoro areas.
However, he stated that for Kampala Metropolitan, Ntungamo and Lyantonde, the gangs have been wiped out.
“20 of these groups have been arrested, 8 charged in Courts of law, four guns have been recovered, and Shs10 million and 3 motor-cycles have also been recovered,” Museveni said.
Museveni applauded public vigilance and the increasing speed of Police response to crime alerts.
“Within this period, on account of the prompt response of the Police and quick reporting by the wanainchi (public), robberies have been foiled. One robber in Kitezi was killed by the Police, one was injured and arrested and one was arrested in Nsangi,” he said.
Museveni said the criminals are trying to use the good roads and the good telephone system brought by the NRM government to fulfill their missions.
“You can see, how the criminals are trying to use our good roads and the good telephone system to move from Kampala and commit crimes in Ntungamo or any other far corner of Uganda. I will not use permanent road-blocks to catch them,” he said.
He added, “I will always use the technology of jigger extraction. You do not hurt the toe because there is a jigger there. You patiently pull back the skin, until you extract the jigger itself and reward it with fire with little damage to the toe.”