Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago on Nagirinya murder
The government should have an answer to the constant murder of Ugandans, says Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago/ Photo/Twitter

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has called on the Government to provide answers regarding the increasing killing of Ugandans.

Speaking at one of the local television stations in Uganda, Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago said that this act is increasing day by day and with time it will claim even more lives. 

“It is this impunity that is going to kill all of us. Tomorrow if it happens to me because we are all vulnerable, nobody will be responsible for my death other than Mr Museveni and his government because I for one, I am helpless,” said Lukwago before adding that these series of murders are in the whole country and not just Kampala as people think.

“This is one billion dollar question and it should be answered by the regime. The obligation to protect Ugandans and their property is to the government, this is the primary reason we need a government.”

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago also criticised President Museveni’s act of offering condolences worth UGX10 million to Maria Nagirinya’s family and yet that of the driver was abandoned.

“Every life matters. The widow of the driver, did she receive a call? We deserve equal treatment, I don’t think it’s sustainable for President Museveni to be calling people,” he said.

He added,

“A functional state must always be on top of the situation. It can’t all be perfect but the response given by the state on a particular situation is what matters.”

Meanwhile, Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago extended his heartfelt sympathies to the families of the bereaved, both Maria and the driver who is survived by five children and a widow.

However, he insisted that the installation of the cameras has been handled sluggishly by the government adding that by now the whole country should be having these surveillance cameras.

Nagirinya aged 28 together with her driver Ronald Kitayimbwa was abducted from her gate in Lungujja Busega Community Zone, a Kampala suburb on Wednesday night as she waited for her sister to open the gate for her.

Her Sister says as she opened the gate, she saw a man pushing Nagirinya towards the back seat of the car as she cried out for help. She tried to follow up the car as she screamed but she couldn’t help her sister at the moment because the car highly speeded up.

Two days’ later, police recovered the body of Nagirinya and her driver Kitayimbwa on Friday 30th of August lying in a swamp at Nakitutuli Nama Sub-County, six kilometres from Mukono Town along Kayunga Road.

Their Bodies were covered up with dry grass and had bruises all-over the head and other parts of the body.

Nagirinya was a project manager for Lubaga and Nakawa water programs at Community Integrated Development Initiative (CIDI), a Non- Governmental Organisation based in Muyenga a Kampala City suburb.

But before her body was recovered after the police found her Spacio registration number UBA570v dumped at Kitooro Zone in Nateete, Rubaga Division.

However, police have one suspect already detained at the Central Police Station in Kampala, concerning the murder of Nagirinya and Kitayimbwa. But the intention of the murder is not yet established.  

By John Dalton Kigozi