The Leader of Opposition in Parliament (LoP), Mathias Mpuuga has attacked the Internal Affairs minister Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire over the statements he made, attributing the machete-wielding (bijambiya) killings in Greater Masaka to the region's rejection of the NRM candidates in the previous elections.
Speaking at the funeral of Canon Mary Nabunya Senyonjo, the late wife to Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, the former Bishop of West Buganda Diocese, Mpuuga said that Otafiire's statement can be taken to mean that the government is punishing the people of Masaka for the choices they made during this year's general elections.
While appearing on NBS TV's prime Thursday night political talk show; the Frontline, Otafiire claimed that Masaka didn't witness such killings when the ruling NRM dominated the sub-region's politics.
The minister went on say that say that there is insecurity in the sub-region because someone else is politically in charge. This, Mpuuga said is an admission of knowledge of who is behind the killings.
Eulogising the deceased, Mpuuga hailed Canon Mary Senyonjo for her dedicated service to the Church, specifically West Buganda Diocese where her husband, the Rt Rev Christopher Senyonjo served as Bishop for 24 years.
She died on September 5, 2021, at the age of 81 of kidney failure. She is survived by a husband, seven children and 15 grandchildren.