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Victoria University; We Are ready To Cooperate As UPDF  UPDF Confirms Arresting Vice Chancellor Dr. Lawrence Muganga Over Espionage And Illegal Stay In Uganda.

Joint security forces have arrested Victoria University vice Chancellor Dr. Lawrence Muganga, one of the country’s top academics, on suspicion of espionage and Illegal stay in Uganda,  the military said.

The vice-chancellor of the private Victoria University was taken in broad daylight on Thursday at the facility’s main building on one of the busiest streets in the capital, Kampala.

Amateur video posted on social media showed plain-clothes gunmen forcing a man said to be Muganga into a type of van known in Uganda as a “drone“, which is associated with abductions of government opponents.

Commentators on social media suggested he had been taken because he is seen as being close to the military intelligence service of Uganda’s regional rival Rwanda.

Responding to the comments, military spokeswoman Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso said reports that Muganga had been kidnapped were “false”.

“He was arrested by joint security forces in connection with espionage and illegal stay in the country. Investigations into the matter have commenced.”

Muganga is perhaps Uganda’s most prominent Banyarwanda – of Rwandan ethnicity – and has acted as a spokesman for a section of the community in Uganda.

Earlier this year, he led a campaign to have the ethnic Rwandan community renamed “Abavandimwe” because he said they were being “marginalised” by the Ugandan government and denied public services such as ID cards as they are viewed as “foreigners”.

One of Uganda’s most prominent businessmen, Frank Gashumba, backed the campaign, claiming ethnic Rwandans suffer “dehumanisation” in Uganda.

“The violent and high-handed manner in which Dr Lawrence Muganga was kidnapped and disgraced in broad daylight amidst still unclear circumstances, leaves a lot to be desired as well as many unanswered questions,” Gashumba said on his Facebook page.

Who's Dr. Lawrence Muganga,  Victoria University vice Chancellor?

Dr. Lawrence Muganga is an award-winning writer and author, researcher, educator, international curriculum speaker, public policy practitioner, strategy advisor, development, and management specialist.

It has emerged that the Victoria University Vice Chancellor, a highly trained in Canada for several years has a Ugandan national ID No. CM9603210KCCG.

Dr. Muganga is a Ugandan with a national identification number due to expire in 2029.

He also holds a Canadian passport valid till January 2026.

Dr. Muganga who holds a stellar record of success in providing policy advice, independent and analysis, clear and easy-to-read research products has held positions in Canada, Ethiopia, and Rwanda.

He is also skilled at identifying and explaining complex policy and strategy issues and researching contentious issues

He focused on researching, planning, developing, implementing, and assessing policies that contribute towards human capital development and improving the quality of life for populations.

He says he works with universities, think tanks, research and policy institutes, governments, multi-national development agencies, not-forprofit organisations, and corporations.

He is an award-winning writer and author, researcher, educator, international curriculum speaker, public policy practitioner, strategy advisor, development, and management specialist.

Muganga earned his master’s degree in economic policy management from Makerere University and a PhD in educational administration and leadership from the University of Alberta, Canada. He holds a higher education teaching certification from Harvard University, Derek Bok Centre for Teaching and Learning.

He advises schools, governments, multi-national agencies, international aid organisations, education managers, and administrators.

He also supports curriculum development experts, educators, learning facilitators, trainers, and independent citizens searching for solutions to better the education systems, to deliver meaningful learning.

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