Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon Anita Among has strongly condemned the persistently escalating gun violence in the country and in equal measure directed security organs to reign in with lasting remedies.
In her eulogy message delivered to the special sitting that had convened this afternoon to pay tribute to the late State Minister for Labour, Speaker Among tasked security organs to with immediate action address the growing tendency of gun violence.
“No one has the right to take the life of another under any circumstance and it is wrong for anyone to assume that just because they carry guns, they can kill whoever they want to eliminate,” Rt Hon Among said.
She added: “Enough is enough, we need to find a solution to this problem as a nation and I call on all the law enforcement agencies to do whatever is required to bring all the culprits to book.”
Speaker Among’s condemnation resonates with the message issued by President Museveni who in equal measure condemned the said acts and vowed to punish the killers who wipe out Ugandan souls in cold blood.
The fallen Engola was gunned down in cold bold by his body guard Private Wilson Sabiti on Tuesday Morning before the latter turned the gun on self in Kyanja, Kampala.
In the same spirit, Speaker Among expressed her displeasure towards a section of Ugandans who celebrate the deaths and untimely passing of fellow countrymen.
“As we mourn the passing on of our brother and colleague the Hon Col.Charles Engola ,I want to express my displeasure with an unfortunate practice in this country where people celebrate the misfortune of those they don’t agree with,” Speaker Among said before adding: “It is inhuman, uncultured and immoral to celebrate the death of anyone because you hold a divergent view from them.”