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Museveni statement on murder of Susan Magara

The 28-year-old Susan Magara was kidnapped three weeks ago. She had been working as a cashier with Bwendero Dairy Farm Hoima at its Kabakanjagala procurement office in Kampala. The farm belongs to her father, John Magara.

She was snatched not very far away from her Lungujja home in Lubaga division where her car, together with hand bag and cellphone, were recovered.

Her kidnappers had reportedly demanded for $1m (about Shs 3 billion) ransom money and only about Shs 700 million had been paid by the time the chilling news trickled in that her life had been so cruelly and violently ended by this faceless terror.

John Magara (R) lays a wreath on his daughter's coffin at Our Lady of Africa Catholic Church, Mbuya during the requiem mass today

Below is President Yoweri Museveni's statement on the murder

Friends and Abazukulu (grandchildren), I write to convey condolences to Mutabani (son) Magara and family on the brutal murder of our grand-daughter, Susan Magara.

She was kidnapped on February 7th near her home, at night. I was informed about the problem on February 18th when I came back from Arua-Koboko-Nebbi.
Susan's murder shows what sort of swine (pigs) we have in Africa that do not value treasures like the beautiful Suzzie whom, unfortunately, I had not had the opportunity of meeting.

The NRM defeated the rural terrorists like Kony and ADF, and defeated the Karimojong cattle rustlers because we created forces that could cope with those rural security challenges and equipment to assist them.
The gaps we have been having in the towns have been lack of cameras and unregulated sale of mobile phone SIM cards to people without electronic identity cards. It is these gaps that we are in the process of closing. In the next few months, the cameras will be up in many areas.

Furthermore, no mobile or fixed phone SIM cards should be given to anybody without the electronic identity card. We may require the sellers of mobile phone SIM cards to have electronic identity card readers so that we rule out the photocopying of genuine electronic ID cards.
In order to eliminate these criminals, we may have to look at two other measures: capturing the palm-print of everybody and the DNA of everybody. Some elements try to argue that capturing the DNA of people is not democratic. I cannot understand why it is not democratic.
DNA records of everybody are good to compare with blood samples, sweat, sperm etc found at the scene of the crime. Palm-prints are better than thumbprints because the criminal may leave the palm-print and not a thumbprint.
As for the killers of Susan, we shall get them because there are clues they left behind. I will not allow anybody to interfere with the freedom of our young people: discos etc.
However, Bazukulu, avoid alcohol, drugs and umalaya [prostitution]. They are dangerous for you. I cannot allow the grand-children in the house to engage in those indisciplines. Similarly, I discourage all the other grandchildren from that indiscipline.

May the Almighty God rest Susan's soul in eternal peace.


0 #31 Akot 2018-03-01 15:50
Tumwesige philly, agreed, but,

Don't forget, Ugandans are at peace with museveni's abuse of power-abuse of their hospitality..., yet Ugandans go along in peace, so the country is peaceful home for refugees, even when they are tribalists in their own countryies!

Is tribalism not the reason museveni can't share power with Kagame & each want a country of his own?
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+1 #32 Akot 2018-03-01 16:00
David Kayumba, thanks, but,

As museveni hangs on due to Ugandans maintaining the tribalsitic system, it's wiser for Ugandans to just go for Independent Tribal States & protect themselves & tribal lands!

Having right to arms like USA won't serve any purpose to Ugandans, but only throw them against one another & for no reason!

Without Unity of ALL & tribal leaders standing down from museveni given posts & without Ugandans accepting just 1 of their own as national leader to throw out museveni & Reform the gone Republic,

"Tribal Independent States is the only other solution"!

But museveni's army can also take over from him!
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+1 #33 Jama 2018-03-01 16:56
How can you expect, someone who always dream of the past to lead you to a brighter future?

What has Konyi, ADF or karamajong have to do with the murder of this young lady?

A funeral ceremony has become an opportunity for our aggressive leader to stone others as a of purifying himself.qui vivra vera. Th future will tell who spilled more Ugandan blood than who.
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0 #34 Wooden K. 2018-03-01 17:09
Alo Akot , how are you doing ?

You`ve got a problem . This daily talking about tribal this tribal that is not mentally stimulating . It is niether realistic or does it carry the force of logic with it

If you really want to see Uganda prosper , you should encourage all Ugandan to return to the basics. I mean tribal bases ; tribal norms.

Mato Oput, for example , is l way of sorting out things and fixing reconciliation in a tribal way. It is better than what we now have with this confused Katogo .

You Akot MUST go HOME to your people and help them compete with Kayihuras . Start as a tribe. When your tribe gets organized , you will bring your development to Uganda of many other tribes.
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