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Security Minister Muhwezi blocks MPs from probing Masaka killings

Security Minister also bush war historical and a right hand man to Gen. Yoweri Museveni, Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi has told Members of Parliament on the security committee to back off the ongoing killings in Masaka.

Security Minister also bush war historical and a right hand man to Gen. Yoweri Museveni, Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi has told Members of Parliament on the security committee to back off the ongoing killings in Masaka.

Muhwezi and the investigating legislators on Tuesday clashed at one of the meetings where they were facing the members of the community and district security leaders from Masaka. The argument was sparked by questions raised by MPs after they noticed that the police force was not well equipped to do substantial investigations. One of of the members of the Criminal Investigations Department confessed to the MPs that they were not well facilitated to handle serious investigations.

“Our district is poorly funded. The DPC receives only UGX 500,000 as fuel allowances to do patrols for the entire month,” one CID officer told the MPs. “We don’t have logistial and financal support to sustain heavy crime investigations,” they added.

This confession is what prompted the security Minister Jim Muhwezi to grab the microphone and urge MPs to work within their limits. “It is not the job of MPs to do investigations into these killings. That role is for the government, not you. I speak for the government. I am the government and I will not allow this,” he roared. “Any MP who thinks this is the duty of parliament should go to hell. You will not ask our security forces stupid questions,” added a visibly enraged Muhwezi.

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