The Democratic Party (DP) has asked security agencies to use its intelligence to identify terrorists before carrying out an attack on the country.
DP’s call comes in the wake of terror threats following Sunday’s incident where Police safely detonated a bomb at Pastor Kayanja’s church in Rubaga. Security agencies also detonated two more bombs in Bunamwaya and Nateete on Monday, September 4.
Speaking to journalists at the party head offices in Kampala, the president of DP’s youth wing, Uganda Young Democrats, Mr. Ismael Kirya lauded police for their quick response. However, he wondered why security agencies couldn’t detect the threats earlier.
He highlighted the need to use the classified budget to invest in security apparatuses that can detect terrorists early.
Kirya showed disappointment in Uganda’s security agencies, accusing them of focusing on opposition leaders, rather than terrorists.
“It is just unfortunate that our security understands to foil plans of opposition leaders than terrorists. Should we say that the security is sleeping on the job? Because if the bomb can be blasted, how many people would have died?” Kirya wondered.