Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine on Thursday visited Lusanja in Kyadondo East constituency where two children, aged 5 and 7 years respectively died yesterday, after falling into a pit latrine that was left open during the evictions of hundreds of families from their land last year.
These two are in addition to many other children and adults who have since died as a result of deteriorating health conditions, insecurity, etc, he said.
Bobi Wine said the difference between good and bad people is that good people think about the consequences of their actions.
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Bad people do not care about the consequences of their actions, as long as they get what they want today, he noted.
To him, the untimely deaths of these children could have been avoided if the people who hastily and illegally carried out the demolitions thought about the plight of these families.
“It was very painful to see the two mothers whose joy has been taken away abruptly.”
In his speech to the mourning residents, Bobi conveyed his condolences, but most importantly explained to them that unless and until the governance question is solved, such incidents will always occur.
“We cannot and must not allow this to continue- that in our country impunity is rewarded instead of being punished.”
“Friends, we must commit to changing our fortunes in our lifetime!”
He also called upon the residents and local leaders to always be proactive and do everything to avoid such incidents.
He pointed out that they should not wait for government or one Medard Kiconco to close the pits left behind after the evictions because they will not.
“This is part of ‘okwebeleramu’ (self-help) that we talk about. Together, with other leaders we shall continue with the efforts of helping these people rebuild their homes. May the innocent souls of these children rest in peace!”