KAMPALA, Uganda — Mysterious deaths of foreigners and locals are stoking fears in Uganda about crime amid an ongoing feud among the country’s security agencies, and now the president is weighing in.
In the past month four Europeans have died in the East African country. Police say a Finn and a Swede might have been murdered.
This week the body of a local woman was found along a highway, the victim of kidnappers who had chopped off two of her fingers and sent them to her family while demanding $1 million.
That case has shocked many in Uganda, where security is often cited as a strength of longtime President Yoweri Museveni.
Museveni has called for the collection of the “DNA records of everybody” in a bid to stem the crime rate.