By Innocent Ruhangariyo
Residents in Kabale district have been asked to cooperate with their leaders to fight crime in their respective areas.
This was said by the Kabale Resident district commissioner Godfrey Nyakahuma, yesterday while addressing our reporter on issues concerning rampant and continuous crime development in Kabale Municipality and Kabale district at large.
Nyakahuma revealed that in Kabale there is high crime rate that is resulting from domestic violence, land grabbing among others where most people have ended up losing their lives.
He further said chairpersons L.C ones and local residents are held responsible on the matter in that they are the ones who knows crime breakers in their respective villages but district security officials are disappointed with them after keeping them in a secrecy though he revealed to deploy enough foot patrols in a combination of both Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces and Uganda Police Force and enhance community policing to make sure all culprits are caught, arrested and charged.
High crime rate in Kabale is specifically brought by domestic violence, negligence of responsibility mostly for the parents, land grabbing, and lack of education on what the law says on offences committed among others and currently commonly in sub-counties of Butanda and Maziba which Nyakahuma say it will need a combined effort from security officials, political leaders and residents themselves to make sure this high crime rate is fought and defeated Hands down.