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Foreign investigation into Lissu’s shooting is our last resort, Tanzanian Premier tells Parliament

Please give us enough time, we are working on these issues, details will be released upon completion of the assignment, and action to be taken against culprits.

Foreign investigation into Lissu’s shooting is our last resort, Tanzanian Premier tells Parliament

Please give us enough time, we are working on these issues, details will be released upon completion of the assignment, and action to be taken against culprits.

09 November 2017 Thursday 00:00
Foreign investigation into Lissu’s shooting is our last resort, Tanzanian Premier tells Parliament

By Azania Post Reporter

THE government has insisted that investigation into the assassination attempt on Singida North legislator Tundu Lissu will be done by local security organs, but once they fail then it would be done by foreign detectives.

Prime Minister Kasimu Majaliwa offered explanation during an impromptu question and answer session in National Assembly today in a response to a question raised by the leader of official opposition leader in the House, Freeman Mbowe.

Mbowe who is also Hai legislator said assassination attempt against Lissu was an abnormal incident, because it created confusion and panic against international community.

“I trust local security organs that can investigate this incidence, but they have been hesitant not only in this issue but there are many others, why do not we deploy Scotland Yard to do the job?” he asked.

Responding, Premier, urged public to remain calm while the security organs are addressing various issues including that of Tundu Lissu.

“Please give us enough time, we are working on these issues details would be released upon completion of the assignment, and action to be taken against culprits,” he said.

However Majaliwa said if the security organs will fail to investigate the issue on Lissu assassination, the government would not hesitate to ask for international support but at the moment the job is left on locals.

Apart from Majaliwa, similar statement has been issued by the Tanzania’s Chief Judge Prof Ibrahim Juma who refuted the idea to deploy foreign detectives for investigation into Lissu’s incidence who is currently receiving treatment in Kenya.

Prof. Juma was recently quoted as saying the incident against Lissu was a serious crime, a murderous attempt, but t all evidence shall be conducted in the country with local investigators.

“The gathering of evidence to Lissu’s assassination attempt is underway, conducted here in Tanzania, nobody should deceive that someone from outside the country will be competent to the task,” he said.

CJ’s statement might reply to a concern raised by opposition leaders in few days after Lissu’s shooting, ACT Wazalendo national leader Zitto Kabwe and Chadema’s national Vice Chairman Prof Abdallah Safari used different platform to call for independent international investigation.

According to CJ , there were many cases of assailed and killing of people including magistrate but they did not protest to condemn, so it is better to let law takes its course; if those in charge to collect the evidence fail to do so, further steps will be taken.

Already Tanzania’s Inspector General of Police (IGP) Simon Sirro has formed a probe team, for investigation over brutal shooting of outspoken MP Lissu by unidentified gunmen on September 07, at his residence area D in Dodoma.

Azania Post

Updated: 09.11.2017 12:38
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