Girls in relationships should be registered at any nearest Police station or somewhere Country wide – Kayihura
The Inspector General of Police, Gen.Kale Kayihura has said that in a bid to end the recent murder of females in Entebbe and Nansana areas of Wakiso district, girls and women in relationship need to be registered.
Addressing residents in Kasenyi, Katabi town council on Thursday, Gen.Kayihura said locals need to register girls and women in relationships.
“Many of these girls have multiple partners which is a problem because some of the girls have been killed by lovers due to cheating,”Gen.Kayihura said attracting laughter from the residents.
“There is need to register all girls but I don’t know how it will be done.”
Over 20 women have been killed in Nansana and Entebbe areas of Wakiso district in the last three months. More than ten of these have been killed in Entebbe.
Kayihura said that preliminary investigations have shown that some of the females have been killed by lovers over issues related to their relationship.
Kayihura however warned that police should not be bashed over the murders. He said that the problem of murders is not a problem of Nansana and Entebbe but for the entire country.
“Politicians should stop putting us under pressure to get the killers because investigation is a scientific process.”
He added,” Be fair to us. You can judge if we are negligent but we have not failed.”
According to the police boss, there is need for the entire country to focus on the murder of females that he said can also spill over to other parts. He said through community policing, communities can work closely with police so as to fight this form of crime.
“Residents must be registered by LCs. We still have weak social and political control systems but these need to be strengthened to work with communities. “
Kayihura said that control systems like LCs, intelligence organs and other security agencies have not made use of the communities by closely working with them.
“We can stop these crimes. If we work together, these murders can be a thing of the past.”
This comes barely a week after president Museveni visited the scenes where these murders have happened in Entebbe and promised to deal with the problem.
“We have previously dealt with and defeated more sophisticated crime including terrorism. We shall apprehend those behind these killings,” Museveni told locals at Lyamutundwe village in Katabi town council on Monday afternoon.
This website has also learnt that other security agencies including the Special Forces Command and the UPDF have joined the hunt for women murderers especially in Entebbe.