KAMPALA– Several political, religious and cultural leaders have been named in the new anonymous death list that includes Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine and Buganda Prime Minister Charles Peter Mayiga.
According to the police reports, the list has 16 names which also include Ntungamo Municipality MP Gerald Karuhanga, Kawempe South MP Mubarak Munyagwa, Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and Kampala Minister Beti Kamya.
Others in trouble are Rubaga North MP Moses Kasibante, deputy police spokesperson Patrick Onyango, former Kampala South Regional Police Commander Siraj Bakaleke, titular head of the Kibuli Muslim sect Prince Kassim Nakibinge and Kibuli deputy mufti Sheikh Mahmudu Kibaate.
Kasibante says the list was dropped at his home by an unidentified person and that he immediately informed police about the matter.
“When I contacted police, they assured me that they would investigate the matter. Apparently, this case is to be handled by Old Kampala Police Station,” he said.
Karuhanga who is receiving death threats for the second time says it is police to blame for they have failed to account for the already assassinated people neither produce reports of previous cases of leaders receiving threats.
“For instance for those of us that have reported before, nothing has been done about them. That makes us think that probably the state knows what’s happening,” Mr Karuhanga said.
Emilian Kayima, the Police spokesperson said police is doing whatever it takes to protect the people on the list.
“We will ensure that we protect them. We also ask them to be cautious of their personal security and safety. Our commanders in their respective areas will have an engagement with each of them to share information in view of protecting them,” Mr Kayima said in an interview with NTV.
In the recent past, several leaders including clerics, former Buyende police commander Muhammad Kirumira and former Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga have been gunned down after receiving death threats.