The best source of intelligence is the public. Security forces shouldn’t alienate them

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Oscar Kihika Oscar Kihika, NRM Lawyer and Managing Partner at Byenkya,Kihika & Co Advocates was on #NBSMorningBreeze

 

This problem is not a Ugandan problem alone; it is a lot more complicated. ADF is now a surrogate for ISIS. They have internationalized their operations.

These terrorists take advantage of people who are frustrated with life. If we want to combat these issues, we must address the issues that are frustrating our people.

 

The public should know that we have been in a similar situation before, and we have managed. I am confident that this situation will be resolved. We just need to be vigilant.

From an onlooker’s perspective, when a suspect is being arrested, some parameters should be complied with. When you get stories that someone was handcuffed and shot, it is worrisome.

Oscar Kihika, NRM Lawyer. Photo by Isano Francis

The President was doing what was expected from him as head of state during his address. He gave us an update of what the security forces are doing, the status of the investigations, and reassurance to the country.

The fight against terrorism is sophisticated. You have to be careful about what you say or what you don’t say in public.

Danze Edwin is the Head of Digital Marketing at Next Media Services. He is a radio presenter on Nxt Radio and TV Host on NBS Television. Danze is trained by the BBC World Service, Voice of America - U.S Agency for Global Media and DW (Deutsche Welle) and studied Industrial and Fine Arts from Makerere University. He’s worked for various brands and communication agencies such as African Woman Magazine, Fireworks Advertising, Brainchild Burson Marsteller. Born and living in Kampala, Uganda