The Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has criticized the shooting of Ugandans by armed individuals, calling it barbaric and inhumane.
Among made these remarks while chairing the plenary session on Tuesday, to pay tribute to the former State Minister for Labour, Employment, and Industrial Relations, Hon. Charles Engola who was gunned down on May 2, 2023, by his bodyguard Wilson Sabiiti who in turn shot himself.
Four days later, a vlogger, Ibrahim Tusubira aka Isma Olaxess aka Jajja Ichuli was shot near his home in Kyanja, a Kampala suburb.
The speaker condemned gunmen for taking the lives of Ugandans.
“We have heard unfortunate incidences in this country where gunmen have murdered people in cold blood with the latest being one of the bloggers, Ibrahim also known as Jaja Iculi who was murdered in cold blood. As the leader of the House, we strongly condemn these kinds of barbaric killings,” Among said.
She called on Ugandans not to take the law into their hands, saying that as human beings, everyone has a time to be born and a time to die.
Among added that although people may differ, there is a need to find better solutions instead of violence.
“We may differ in terms of religion, politics, and whichever, but I don’t think that is the best thing to do. No one has the right to take one’s life under any circumstances. It’s God that creates and God that takes, there is only an ultimate end that is a time to be born and time to die,” she said.
Among asked Ugandans to live in harmony despite having disagreements. She said enemies do not need to die in cold blood.