October 31, 2020
October 31, 2020

COVID-19 lockdown leaves families of political activists at cross roads


By: Our Reporter
Kampala- Uganda. As the country through the president of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni continues to create all avenues of reducing the spread of Corona-virus/COVID-19, a number of families of political activists both jailed, killed or missing are at cross road after the lockdown.
 Many activists including those who recently attacked parliament on February 19 m 2020 (Mutasa Kafero and Ssenjako Dafala), who are still perishing Luzira even after being granted bail, family of Kawuma Yasin a former driver to people power leader Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, Ssebulime Rashid among others are in difficult positions over the lockdown as many can’t meet livelihood utilities.
The situation is worse to families of missing using Ugandans who are allegedly connected to the security brutality and kidnap.
Kibuuka Joseph of Mityana district is allegedly missing today after the August 2018 Arua Municipality bi-election which was won by Hon. Kasiano Wadri after a tight contestation against the ruling National Resistance Movement.
Kibuuka’s parents (Mr. Kigonya Matia and Ms Namuli Maria) residents of Mityana claim that ever since the fateful day when the president’s car was allegedly hit by a stone, is when their son was last heard about.
Kigonya alleges that, during the night raid at Pacific Hotel where his sons had sought accommodation on that terrible night is when he was detained in Arua,  tortured lost cognizant  dumped and  later rescued by unidentified person.
The mother to the allegedly missing Kibuka, Ms Namuli says that, their son is missing and checks in all detention facilities has proved futile for almost two years as no one clearly explains to them about Kibuuka.
“I warned my son never to participate in politics especially the People power group but he never listen to me, almost 2 years without seeing or knowing his whereabouts even after visiting different police stations” Ms Namuli narrates.
“We don’t know what we are going to do because our son who was our bread winner is missing today and we have no even a clue of where he is” Namuli adds.
They have fascinated the authorities to atleast help them to find their missing son Kibuka because they don’t know whether he is still alive, dead or in jail.
Kibuuka isn’t the only person who is allegedly having been kidnaped but several political activists are said to been at one point kidnapped though later found.
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