Investigations expert, David Fred Egesa, says there is more than meets the eye in regards to the recent gruesome murders of women in Entebbe municipality.
“Police want us to believe that investigations are so complex and they are the only ones who can do it,” said Egesa while appearing on NBS television on Tuesday.
Egesa, who works for Missing Link, a private crime investigators firm, says police has not been careful because they don’t bother to take any investigations serious.
“As an investigator, I don’t see anything ritual in these Entebbe murders; people believe these murders are revenge. How does the police want the public to help them?” he wondered.
He said criminals are now killing for leisure because police have been outsmarted by these criminals for all these many years.
“Immediately you jump to conclusions on cases, you have given criminals a new direction to continue these acts.”
For the time being, Egesa disregarded anything related to rituals killings as claimed by police chief, Kale Kayihura.
Kayihura told press a few days ago that the serial murders targeting young women in Nansana and Entebbe municipalities in Wakiso district are orchestrated by the same criminal gang.
The murders have so far claimed the lives of 11 women in Entebbe and 6 others in Nansana municipality over the past one month. Each of the murder victims was gang raped before being killed.
Police are holding more than 8 suspects including boyfriends, husbands and friends of four deceased women.
Kayihura identified one of the suspects as Kaweesi who was allegedly hired by unidentified businessman in Nansana to kill young women and collect their blood.
“That Kaweesi is a criminal who had just been released from Luzira after serving a 10year sentence for murder,” Kayihura said.
But Egesa insists brutal and savage killings are being perpetrated because police are much more focused on protecting VIPs and not the civilians.
“IGP Kayihura is doing everything but he has allowed CID to be hollow; it’s built on a polythene foundation,” Egesa said.
He added: “The CID headquarters are like a poultry farm and I don’t even know if the officers are facilitated.”
On Monday, hundreds residents of Katabi town council in Entebbe Municipality Wakiso district took to the streets to protest the killings. They were carrying placards calling upon government to save them.
Kampala South Metropolitan Regional Police commander, Haj Sira Bakaleke, rushed to the area to contain the situation.
Presidential advisor on media matters, Tamale Mirundi, said Tuesday: “The moment you reduce issues to personality, then there is a problem. IGP Kale Kayihura isn’t the problem here.”
“In the past 30 years, which investment have you make in security? Have you trained people in various departments of the police?” Mirundi queried the police chief.