The Justice and Constitution affairs minister Maj. Gen Kahinda Otafire has hailed the late Mutara chairman LC3 Jackson Kaginda for his works and described him as his true friend who would tell him the truth.
“Late Kaginda was my real friend and wherever I did wrong, he would openly tell me and sometimes abuse me. But he told me the truth”. Said Gen Kahinda.
Minister Otafire was attending the burial of Kaginda who was killed on October 21 and his body hanged on a tree trunk in Ryanshana1, Kashenyi ward Ishaka-Bushenyi Municipality.
The minister also pledged to fulfill the late Kaginda’s request for Mutara Sub County to become town council and also promised support to the deceased’s family.
Kaginda is remembered for allegedly pouring water on Gen Kahinda Otafire during a leaders’ forum at Namboole Stadium in 2017
Kaginda has been a strong supporter and mobilizer of the current MP for Ruhinda county Hon Capt Dononzio Mugabe Kahonda who defeated Otafire in last February 18. 2016 elections.
Capt. Kahonda described the late Kaginda as an educationist, developmental, and a friend to many who never hated any one.
Meanwhile there was a clash between the two sworn enemies after Kahonda complained about security forces arrested and releasing suspects without charges.
Kahonda noted that when it comes to simple cases like his, they take long saying that such issues will cause chaos in the country.
However, Kahinda in his response told off his political tormentor that he should provide sufficient defense in courts to be set free than blaming the government for not withdrawing his cases.
He added that whenever a case remains in courts, it means that government has evidence.
Kahinda also warned leaders against telling lies and misleading Ugandans.
The minister said that, instead of punishing and killing innocent people he would rather release a criminal with no sufficient evidence.
On the issue of wrongful arrest of suspects and torturing them citing the case of former Kamwenge Mayor, Otafire said such mistakes end up costing government in form of compensation.