President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni condoled the 25 families that lost their loved ones in the recent Masaka City machete killings with Ug Shs 250 million.
The 25 families will get 25 million each as compensation from the government of Uganda over losing their loved ones to these brutal killings done by people the president described as “cowardly pigs”
The President met some of the members of the affected families at State House, Entebbe on Wednesday the 8th September, 2021 and promised to end the killings as government has put more man power on ground to investigate the matter.
“I invited you here to condole with you. We shall get these criminals. Some suspects have been arrested because they left all sorts of clues that we are following,” President Museveni said during the meeting.
This week, Members of Parliament on the defense and internal affairs committee went and toured Masaka City to find out how government is responding to the matter and said they will do their best to find a long term solution to this problem that has caused panic not only in Masaka but even its neighbouring districts and the country at large.
Several suspects including Members of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya (Kawempe North) and Allan Ssewanyana (Makindye West) were arrested and are now on remand at Kitalya Prison for being suspected to be the architects of these murders
According to a statement from State House, the affected families’ members who met the president were mobilised by the former Lwengo District chairperson George Mutabaazi.