Anonymous Letters: Residents Blame Police For Negligence

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Jessica Namisango, another resident wondered why police is taking the issue of the anonymous letters lightly despite the numerous cases of kidnap being registered in various parts of the country.

Entebbe municipal residents are faulting security for negligence despite the increasing level of crime in the area. This stems from anonymous letters dropped by unidentified people in Lugonjo and Mpala, a suburb of Katabi town council last week threatening to attack some residents unless they part with Shillings 4 million each.



 
On Wednesday, the affected residents convened at Lugonjo town hall to chat a way forward. During the meeting, residents claimed that despite identifying some of the people suspected to be behind the anonymous letters, Police has failed to act.
 
 
Ritah Namagembe, one of the residents, says that whenever she reports suspected criminals to Police the information gets back to them, which puts her life in danger.
 

//Cue in: Poliisi esilikira ….. 
Cue out: ……. Sikugambye nti mpaayo.// 
 

The Entebbe District Police Commission, Mission Samuel dismissed those behind the anonymous letters as jokers bent at extorting money from residents.

 
//Cue in: "Buvunanyizibwa bwamwe ….  
Cue out: …. Do whatever you want to do// 
 
 
However, the DPC's statement didn't go down with the residents. Wilberforce Kasozi, a victim of the attacks asked the DPC to be cautious and act fast to contain the situation.
 
 
//Cue in: Nzize kuyamba wa poliisi …… 
Cue out: …… benjogera nabo mbalaba// 
 


Jessica Namisango, another resident wondered why police is taking the issue of the anonymous letters lightly despite the numerous cases of kidnap being registered in various parts of the country. She also wondered about the safety of children who commute to school in the wee hours of the night given the increasing cases of insecurity.
 
 

//Cue in: Abaana baffe abakeera ennyo ….. 
Cue out: ……. Paka saawa biri zebanaabadizaako// 

 
Ambrose Eyonga, the Officer in charge of Lugonjo Police Station, asked residents to stay calm saying they are investigating the source of the anonymous letters.

 
//Cue in: In connection with OC Operation …. 
Cue out: …. Some of them are already down// 
 

Bishop Wilberforce Luwalira of Namirembe diocese who was in Entebbe on Wednesday morning also expressed concern on the rising cases of kidnap.

  
//Cue in: "Kyanaku …. 
Cue out:… Nebasobola okubakolako//