The National Unity Platform (NUP) party has insisted that at least 12 of their supporters are still missing ever since Elections were carried out .These were abducted by security agencies two years ago.
The 12 were reportedly abducted separately from various places ahead of the 2021 General Election.
The missing people include; John Bosco Kibalama, Micheal Semuddu, John Damulira, Moses Mbabazi, Farouq Omar Ssegujja, Vincent Nalumoso, Martin Lukwago, Muhammad Kanatta, Yuda Sempijja, Musisi Mboowa and Peter Kirya.
Gen Jim Muhwezi, the Security minister in an interview said that they have no any of the NUP supporters in their custody.He said Uganda doesn’t have any safe houses where such suspects would be kept, describing the matter as “NUP propaganda”.
He added that this matter has been raised in Parliament and in his view, ably discussed. They therefore don’t have any of Nup supporters in the custody and how sure are they that it is government security agencies responsible for their disappearance.
The Minister of Information, Said the government is aware of “goons who were arrested at that time for beating people and undressing NRM supporter.if If they are still in police custody, we appeal to the police to take them to court but I also know that these are just political semantics from the Opposition.
However, government accounts of the whereabouts of some of the people on the list have kept changing from time to time.
For instance, 10 of them appeared on the government list that was presented in Parliament last year by the Minister of Internal Affairs Gen Jeje Odongo as having been arrested in connection with the 2021 election violence. The other two remain unaccounted for.