LoP Mpuuga gives list of 24 abducted Ugandans to prime minister

The Leader of Opposition in parliament, Mathias Mpuuga, has released a list of persons allegedly abducted by state security agencies and detained without trial.

Mathias Mpuuga furnished the prime minister with a list

Mpuuga submitted the list to government on Friday, October 6th, 2022; the list was routed through the offices of Prime Minister and Speaker of Parliament.

“This is to submit details of persons who were abducted by security personnel and whose whereabouts remain unknown. Also submitted are details of political prisoners in Kitalya and Luzira prisons who have been in detention without trial for more than 18 months,” reads Mpuuga’s letter to Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja.

There are twenty-four persons on the list which details the date, place where the abducted persons were allegedly abducted, among other things.

Those on the list are: Kibalama John Bosco, Semuddu Micheal, Damulira John, Mbabazi Moses, Nalumoso Vincent, Lukwago Martin, Kanatta Muhammad, Sempijja Yuda, Musisi Mbowa, Kirya Peter, Wangolo Shafik, Zimula Dennis, Luwemba Mustafa, Mubiru Hassan, Muwonge Paul, Sesaazi Isma, Mulungataba Daudi, Sengendo Peter Mugabi, Kawesa Ivan Damulira, and Sembatya Vincent.

Others are Kuteesa Saul, George Kasumba, Semakula Abbey, Kato Hussein, Katushabe Phiona. Also listed alongside these are twenty-nine persons classified as political prisoners in Kitalya prison and another three at Luzira prison.

Some of these are Olivia Lutaaya, Katabi Swaibu, Muhydin Kakooza, Segulla Rashid, Sekitoleko Yasin, Robert Rugumayo, Ronald Mayiga, Patrick Mwase, Simon Kijjambu, Abdu Matovu, Richard Nyombi, Sharif Kalanzi, Joseph Muwonge, and others.

On Tuesday, during the week, the prime minister wrote to the LoP requesting him to avail her office with more information of the said abducted persons.

Nabbanja’s October 4th, 2022, letter followed a meeting convened by the Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa on September 30th, 2022, which resolved that the LoP gives the government precise information on the allegedly abducted persons so that security can carry out thorough investigations and make a report.

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