National Unity Platform (NUP) and People Power pressure group leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has been shedding light on supporters and mobilizers of his political formations. The whereabouts of these people remain unknown for a few years now.
On micro-blogging site Twitter, WHERE IS HE has been trending for hours after Bobi Wine started publishing brief profiles of the missing men he accuses the Museveni state security agencies of kidnapping. It is not clear if these people are dead or alive given how long they have not reportedly been seen by their relatives and friends.
According to Bobi Wine, the following are the missing NUP supporters mobilizers whose whereabouts are unknown.
Bobi Wine alleges that Ddamulira, aged 50, was ‘abducted’ on November 21, 2020. The NUP boss says that Ddamulira was at his shop in Kisekka Market when he was picked by armed security operatives.
“Police confirmed they took him. Gen Museveni read his name amongst those ‘arrested.’ Close to two years, no one knows where he is, or if he’s alive or dead,” added Bobi Wine.
“The family and our legal teams have moved all prisons looking for him. A court order for his release was issued and ignored. The regime wants to lecture us about patriotism!”
He went on to say that Ddamulira had 10 children and two wives by the time of his abduction. That these 12 people have had their sole bread winner missing since 2020.
Bobi Wine claims that Michael Semuddu was arrested from Munaku, Lubya Parish, Lubaga Division on November 21, 2020. The singer-turned-politician added: “He was violently taken away by heavily armed men, moving in a drone. Up to now, close to two years, there is no information about his whereabouts.”
Bobi Wine says that Kanatta was arrested from Walusubi, Mukono at 3:30am on December 23, 2022 after his alleged abductors reportedly broke into his house and took him away on gun point.
A parish leader aged 44 at the time of his arrest, Kanatta left behind four wives and 13 children, according to Kyagulanyi.
JOHN BOSCO KIBALAMA
The NUP leader further alleges that on June 03, 2019, John Bosco Kibalama, who was 39 years of age, “was waylaid and snatched off the streets by gun-wielding men” along Gayaza Road and “to date, no one knows where he is! He was a People Power activist, who was preparing to run for office.”
In his WHERE IS HE? series, Bobi Wine went on to say that another NUP supporter named Shafik Wangolo, who was aged 35, and a taxi driver, was picked from Kyebando, Nansana on December 03, 2022, leaving behind his six children. That armed men bundled Wangolo into a drone and “all efforts to trace him have been futile.”
MOSES KAWENJA MBABAZI
According to Bobi Wine, Mbabazi Kawenja was a boda boda rider aged 31 when he was reportedly abducted by heavily armed men from Kisekka Market on November 26, 2020, leaving behind his sick mother and three children.
A mechanic aged 27, Nalumonso was reportedly arrested from Bugolobi Market on December 01, 2020 picked up on 1st Dec. “Initially, they said he was ‘arrested’ for putting on a People Power beret and pinning my campaign posters. His whereabouts still unknown!” added Kyagulanyi.
Aged 32 then, Musisi Mboowa was reportedly arrested on December 18, 2020 in Kisenyi “and has never been seen again,” says Bobi Wine.
Bobi Wine says that George Kasumba was 27 and gearing up to run for a Councillor position under NUP before he was reportedly arrested at gun point in Kyotera on January 19, 2021, leaving behind his three children. “His family says he was beaten so badly during abduction. Efforts to trace him are still futile,” added Kyagulanyi.
The NUP boss further shed light on Martin Lukwago, his party’s local mobilizer who Bobi Wine says was abducted from Bugolobi Market on November 23, 2020. “He was found in the market and bundled into a drone. To date, his whereabouts are unknown,” added Bobi Wine.
Last year, Bobi Wine released the list of 423 missing NUP supporters but government was only able to account for 89. (Read Story and See Names Here).
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