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Hoima Residents accuse security of increased harassment and bribe

Hon. Wakabi, the area MP said it is so much disappointing to see the security personnel who were deployed to keep law and order and control crime getting involved in committing crime.

HOIMA. UGANDA: Residents of Bulindi town council have asked the Hoima district security committee to remove personnel who had been earlier deployed in the area citing increased harassment and soliciting money from the locals.

In December last year, the Hoima RDC and other security committee members agreed to deploy security personnel in Bulindi town council and Kyabigambire Sub county after unknown thugs flipped warning letters to various leaders and residents in the area threatening including the Kyabigambire Sub county chairperson Alex Mwesigwa thet they are going to be killed by the Kijambiya men.

However, after the deployment of security in the area, now residents want the personnel to be removed in their areas accusing them of increased harassment and embezzlement of funds.

This was revealed during the meeting with the Bugahya county MP Hon. Pius Wakabi and the Hoima District council speaker Hon. Swaib Nyangabyaki in Bulindi town council on Monday afternoon.

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Hon. Wakabi said it is so much disappointing to see the security personnel who were deployed to keep law and order and control crime getting involved in committing crime.

He added that several residents of Kyabigambire Sub county and Bulindi town council are being harassed by the law enforcers and so these people should be published.
“They brought them to prevent crime keep law and order but they have now decided to increase crime in the area which is so embarrassing, they are government workers instead of doing the work that they were sent to do they are doing the reverse”. Hon. Wakabi said.

Meanwhile Swaib Nyangabyaki the Hoima District council speaker says various residents in Kyabigambire have been terrorised by the said security personnel.

However, the Hoima District police commander Ruth Nkamusiima asked residents forgiveness for the unprofessional acts committed by the policemen in their area and promised to work upon their issues.


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