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In Connection with
Abuses and Human Rights Violations, Torture, Kidnapping and Killing of the Political
Opposition by the Government of Uganda and Its Officials

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UGANDA: REPORT ON RECENT ABDUCTIONS

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BRUCE I. AFRAN
Attorney-at-Law
10 Braeburn Dr.
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
609-454-7435
bruceafran@icloud.com

Counsel for:

Robert Kyagulanyi, MP, a/k/a Bobi Wine, and National Unity Platform (NUP)

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March 17, 2021

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART 1: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2

PART 2: REPORT ON RECENT ABDUCTIONS 6

PART 3: CONCLUSION 36

APPENDIX: LIST OF KILLED OR MISSING NATIONAL UNITY PLATFORM 38


OFFICIALS, AGENTS AND MEMBERS

PART 1: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In our February 4, 2021 report we discussed atrocities and abuses surrounding the run-up
to Uganda’s January 14, 2021 election, as well as extensive evidence of election fraud and
irregularities. We now present and summarize a pattern of abduction and kidnapping of
opposition figures in Uganda, often officials of the National Unity Platform (NUP), of which
the Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi, M.P., is party leader, or, in some cases, ordinary citizens
taken by plainclothes officers. All are forced into vehicles and taken to safe houses and
other undisclosed locations on suspicion of opposition connections.

Uganda’s Daily Monitor has reported that virtually all of the disappeared are supporters or
activists of the NUP. https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/bobi-besigye-
accuse-museveni-of-basking-in-impunity--3291066.

Hundreds, if not thousands, of individuals have disappeared without legal process, forced
into a world of secret prisons and safe houses. Reports show that these centers are ill
equipped, lack medical care or adequate food supplies and that officers usually have no
clear instructions as to the purpose of the detention or the manner in which they are to
deal with the detainees. In most cases uniformed security officers or soldiers take
individuals in open daylight; often the captors are plain clothes officers and have also been
observed to be black-costumed counterintelligence officers.

At least 423 high ranking officials of the NUP are missing in Uganda without any indication
of their location or condition. Abductions have been frequently witnessed in the open and
recorded by bystanders. The Museveni administration appears to encourage public
observation of these takings so as to instill a sense of fear and hopelessness among
Ugandans. Indeed, such may be the true purpose of these abductions. Gen. Museveni
has recently boasted of these human takings, presumably to inculcate fear in the general
population and among the political opposition. It is believed that up to 3,000 Ugandans
have disappeared in recent months. One witness depicted in this report stated that he
was imprisoned with 1,000 other detainees, a demonstration of the scale of the
abductions.

This pattern has persisted since at least November 2020 and accelerated in the immediate
aftermath of the January 14, 2021 election that was itself preceded by the fanning out of

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the military in all cities and towns of Uganda. A military presence facilitates the abductions
as there is little or no civil authority being exercised in Uganda. Upon inquiry the civil
police repeatedly refer inquiries to the Special Forces or other military organizations and
claim they have no knowledge of such activities.

Abduction and kidnapping of Ugandans is directed and controlled by the military. On


March 4, 2021 Uganda’s Minister for Internal Affairs, Gen. Jeje Odongo, told Uganda’s
Parliament that 177 persons were in detention on military charges and were being held in
military custody. Gen. Odongo’s statement is confirmation that the military is supervising
the abduction process and has custody of these persons. https://www.monitor.co.ug/
resource/blob/3311834/10af86362b7b67b61e8982e55d167426/abducted-data.pdf.

The military’s operation of the abduction process reflects Uganda’s descent into a police
state since shortly before the January 14, 2021 election. In Uganda today, the civil function
is subverted in favor of the military that patrols all towns and cities and maintains power of
arrest over civilians who are held in military custody on vague and indeterminate charges
such as being “in possession of military stores”, https://www.monitor.co.ug/resource/blob/
3311834/10af86362b7b67b61e8982e55d167426/abducted-data.pdf. By these
stratagems, they are kept out of the civil courts.

Random, arbitrary kidnappings of Ugandans have become common, restoring the Panda-
Gari (“Get in the Truck”) abductions under Idi Amin. The Uganda government has
acknowledged the abductions but, following a longstanding pattern, claims they are the
work of “overzealous” officers. In our February 4, 2021 report, we discussed that Gen.
Musevini, Gen. Tumwine and others have engaged in direct incitement that accounts for
such “overzealous” acts. They bear legal responsibility for incitement, as we also identified
in the International Criminal Court (ICC) complaint filed in November 2020. The ICC filing
will be supplemented to account for additional information since its November filing at The
Hague.

The Museveni regime has unleashed the military on its civilian population, effecting a coup
throughout the nation. The security services have stated that the military will continue to
patrol the nation’s cities and towns and Martin Okoth Ochola, Inspector General of Police
has said patrols will continue as long as “threats” exist but he identifies no threats to
support such claims. Uganda’s Internal Affairs Minister also stated the patrols will continue
but also failed to identify the “threats”. Their comments were recorded by NTV News:
https://youtu.be/kvT9UkhE_T4.

As of the date of this report, the military occupation of Uganda’s towns and cities
continues, particularly the military teams that follow and monitor the movements of the
Hon. Kyagulanyi. Gen. Museveni has acknowledged that he deployed military units in
Kampala in response to political protests:

“And in the case of Kampala, we also brought a commando unit, which had
distinguished itself in fighting in Somalia. And which had destroyed ADF (Allied
Democratic Forces) it was deployed in the Kampala area. And this group quickly
defeated the terrorists who had started operating here. They killed a few, who had

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tried to attack them and arrested scores of those law breakers.” https://
www.voanews.com/africa/uganda-opposition-party-petitions-un-human-rights-office-
over-violations.

A minimum of 423 persons have been identified as missing by the NUP, consisting of
campaign and party workers, as well as untold numbers of ordinary citizens who had a
casual connection to the NUP and its candidate, Kyagulanyi. Most have associations with
opposition groups, particularly the NUP. The arrests are widely viewed as an effort to
negate opposition and the functioning of opposition parties, as noted by Dr. Kizza Besigye,
a former military officer and a former presidential candidate who opposed Gen. Museveni
in the 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016 elections. https://youtu.be/zHHLs1TDqBI. Cecilia
Ogwal, M.P. told parliament on March 4, 2021 that the abductions are having the effect of
“extending panic in the country.” https://youtu.be/td7esDzQct8. A news analysis of the
abductions appears at https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2021/3/3/they-came-in-
plainclothes-with-guns-abducted-by-ugandas-army.

In a statement released on February 13, 2021, Gen. Museveni admitted that he had sent a
commando unit that had seen action in Somalia to confront political protestors in Kampala
and acknowledged killing some and wounding others. "We brought a distinguished
commando unit from Somalia - which had also destroyed ADF rebels. This commando
group quickly defeated the terrorists who wanted to disturb elections. They killed some and
arrested some of these terrorists.” Museveni admitted that “over 318 suspected ‘domestic
terrorists’” have been arrested since November 2020.” The acknowledgment of using a
military force to suppress domestic civil protestors evidences the ongoing coup in Uganda.
https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/ignore-talk-of-people-disappearances-
and-foreigners-says-museveni--3290764; Museveni’s address containing these
admissions can be accessed here: https://www.facebook.com/169252986456497/videos/
457054058766014.

A 2019 report of Uganda’s Parliament confirmed the existence of safe houses used by the
nation’s security services. Lt. General Elly Tumwine confirmed to the parliamentary
committee that these are extralegal institutions. Parliament identified four safe houses
where abducted persons were reported taken including locations act Kyengera, Kabowa,
Nalukolongo and Nakasero but was denied admittance. Multiple witnesses testified in
2019 that they were taken to these locations and it is believed that the current abduction
campaign makes use of this same network. See Report of the Committee on Human
rights on Alleged Torture in Ungazetted Detention Centres in the Country.pdf, accessible
at: https://www.parliament.go.ug/cmis/browser/Sites/parliament/documentLibrary/
C o m m i t t e e % 2 0 R e p o r t s / S t a n d i n g % 2 0 C o m m i t t e e s /
Committee%20on%20Human%20Rights.

Gen. Museveni has acknowledged that the military has engaged in unlawful detention of
civilians. In a letter dated February 23, 2021 sent to The Monitor newspaper, Museveni
stated that the Special Forces Command (SFC), an elite unit commanded by his son Lt
Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, was “was still ‘holding’ 53 persons”. Museveni stated that as a
result of their four months’ confinement these individuals provided information to the
Uganda government: “Too bad for the traitors.  These poor youth (suspects), gave us the

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whole scheme and they are now our friends…” See e.g. https://www.monitor.co.ug/
uganda/news/national/where-are-the-missing-persons--3319604. Based on the numerous
reports of abuse while in detention, Museveni’s comments appear to be an admission that
the Special Forces Command commanded by his son, has engaged in the use of torture
and physical abuse to extract “confessions”. It is expected that the ICC filing will be
amended as a result of Gen. Museveni’s letter to include his son, Lt. Gen. Kainerugaba as
a target of investigation with a view to indictment since he commands the unit that has
maintained custody of these 52 persons.

Special Forces Command spokesman, Major Omara, also told The Monitor that the SFC
has engaged in detention of the political opposition stating that SFC has done so “because
some of the Opposition actors have sinister motives and trained personnel ‘who require
special military attention from the SFC’ ”. https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/
where-are-the-missing-persons--3319604. He directly admitted the Special Forces
Command’s targeting of opposition politicians for abduction: “They are not just politicians
as they appear. That is why SFC comes in… our role is to boost the operations,” he said,
adding that investigations are ongoing and the devious groups will soon be named. Id.

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PART 2: REPORT ON RECENT ABDUCTIONS

This is a survey of recent abductions and physical abuse; it is intended as a representative


summation of an ongoing pattern and practice throughout Uganda. In nearly all cases, the
abducted individuals are NUP or campaign officials, opposition candidates for local office
or informal supporters of the Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi engaged in display of NUP campaign
posters or similar constitutionally protected acts. In many instances victims have re-
appeared after weeks of detention with extensive evidence of physical abuse,
electrocution, severe beatings and burnings, destruction of limbs and organs. Specific
episodes of abduction, intended as illustrative of a broad pattern, are described below. A
report of typical abductions by uniformed heavily armed men appears on the annexed
video. https://youtu.be/cTf27tcve_s. [Readers are advised that videos posted on YouTube
they appear with initial commercial announcements that can be skipped. The author
apologizes for this intrusion but it is unavoidable in the nature of the internet postings.]

MILITARY CONFIRMATION OF ABDUCTIONS

Gen. Odongo told the Uganda Parliament on March 4, 2021 that 177 persons were in
military custody. Of these, 43 were arrested in November 2020 for “riot” in connection with
the protests that followed the arrest of Robert Kyagulanyi, 156 persons were arrested for
being “in possession of military stores”, an undescribed but widely used pretext for
charging and 17 persons have been arrested for “planning post-election violence”. Only
six (6) persons were given bond. Such conduct evidences the military’s intent to continue
holding these persons in military detention. Odogno acknowledged to Parliament that
these persons were taken by the unmarked, unregistered vehicles commonly called
“drones”.

No explanation has been given as to why persons taken for “riot”, a civil offense, have
been held in military custody and have not been released after almost four months. No
description has been given as to what “military stores” the 156 persons are in possession
of or why “planning post-election violence” is a military offense. The use of the military to
take and hold such persons for vague and un-described offenses demonstrates the
militarization of Uganda society and violates the Uganda Constitution that requires
production of any detained person in court for a bail hearing within 48 hours and
international standards of due process. We believe that the Gen. Odogno’s report
confirms the fact of a military coup in Uganda by the Museveni administration.

The March 4, 2021 statement was the first time that the Museveni administration had
acknowledged the large scale abduction of Uganda citizens. Previously, the General had
denied abductions telling Parliament on February 5, 2021 that a total of 44 people had
been taken by the government and that 13 cases were under investigation. https://
www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/government-fails-to-account-for-31-kidnap-
cases-3280810.

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ABDUCTION OF KALULU SILVESTER

Kalulu Silvester - a pineapple vendor at Kasubi New Market, was arrested at the market
by masked men. https://observer.ug/news/headlines/68334-kidnappings-the-list-is-
endless/ He was a supporter of the Hon. Kyagulanyi and the NUP. Friends and family
have tried visiting all police stations and known places but have failed to find Kalulu. It is
believed that he is among those detained at military barracks. No charges have been
announced against him and he is a civilian. He is pictured below wearing an NUP insignia
cap and NUP red beret. His brother, Joel Mugabi, was an eyewitness and reports that
“He was brutally arrested. I tried to follow them but they disappeared.” David Mumba, a
friend of Kalulu, said he and the family have attempted at two police stations to open a
file on his case but were turned away each time. https://youtu.be/cTf27tcve_s.

FIVE OPPOSITION POLITICIANS KIDNAPPED WHILE SEEKING LOCAL OFFICE

Businessman Ronald Mugerwa was abducted January 6, 2021 at Equator Gardens


Buwama. https://observer.ug/news/headlines/68334-kidnappings-the-list-is-endless. A
security guard at Equator Gardens confirmed that Mugerwa was arrested with his friend,
Abdul Rashid Nkinga, who was NUP candidate for Buwama Town Council Chairperson.
https://youtu.be/cTf27tcve_s. In addition, Namwanje Jamilah Kalyango, who won a
councillor position while in prison, was arrested on 30th December. https://youtu.be/
Qyim6L2abqk. The arrests appear to be political based on the activities of Abdul Rashid
and others in contesting local office. Rashid’s party colleague, Baker Kalyango aka Engo
ya Firebase was arrested in Kalangala District in December last year at a Kyagulanyi
campaign event. https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/missing-bobi-wine-
supporters-win-lc-elections-in-mpigi--3279862. In total five local political figures were
abducted at Equator Gardens and a police spokeswoman, Lydia Tumushabe, confirmed
their kidnapping. https://www.independent.co.ug/five-opposition-supporters-feared-
kidnapped-in-buwama/.

On or about March 15, 2021 Rashid Nakinga was released along with Baker Kawooya,
Emmanuel Bazira and Muhamaddi Ssekimpi, after nearly two months detention. The four
were dumped in Kibukuta swamp in Buwama Town Council. They were reported to look
frail and react to their experience by crying. https://www.ntv.co.ug/ug/news/national/
four-bobi-wine-supporters-dumped-in-mpigi-swamp-3321988.

MISSING NUP SUPPORTER FOUND DEAD 

Rogers Ssemakula, a National Unity Platform (NUP) supporter went missing on the eve of
the presidential and parliamentary elections. He has now been found dead.  His body was
recovered from Kiyunga forest by a team of NUP supporters following days of searching.
His widow, Zarupha Nampijja says her husband did not return home on January 13, 2021,
the eve of the elections. Nampijja had cautioned him against moving at night due to the
rampant kidnapping of NUP supporters in the area.

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Asadu Jjemba, has said that Ssemakula was one of several NUP supporters who were
kidnapped and forced into a white van without a number plate on the the night of January
13, 2021. https://www.independent.co.ug/missing-nup-supporter-found-dead/.

ABDUCTED AND TAKEN IN LOCAL MARKETS


[These are representative depictions of a larger pattern]

John Ddamulira, a market vendor was arrested at his shop in Kisekka Market on
November 21, 2020. He was taken, along with his son and three customers who were at
the shop. His son, Alimukizi Ddamulira, witnessed the abduction and said that armed men
entered the shop, forced them all to the ground with their heads down and handcuffed
those taken. According to Mr. Ddamulira’s other son who was abducted and later
released, they were driven to unknown locations the remainder of the day; the son and
three customers were released but John Ddamulira was retained and his location is
unknown. The taking of Ddamulira is documented on an NTV news report. https://
youtu.be/cTf27tcve_s; see also https://observer.ug/news/headlines/68334-kidnappings-
the-list-is-endless.

Micheal Ssemuddu, 48 years old, was abducted at Masanafu Trading Centre, along with
three friends. He was a candidate for local council office and the abduction appears to be
politically motivated. His friend, Hassan Kasozi, witnessed the abduction and told NTV:
“He was pulled up like a goat, it was shocking, They ended up taking away four people.”.
His wife, Rhema Nannyonjo, said she attempted to call his phone line, a woman answered
and the phone was later switched off. The friends were later released but Ssemuddu
remains in custody. The NTV report can be accessed here: https://youtu.be/cTf27tcve_s.
The Daily Observer has also reported on his abduction: https://observer.ug/news/
headlines/68334-kidnappings-the-list-is-endless.

Julius Butembo, a butcher was abducted from Katabi Central Market in Entebbe in
December last year after he disregarded warnings against putting up Bobi Wine posters in
the marketplace. His wife said that an unknown man called her and told her that her
husband had been arrested and taken to CID headquarters in Kireka. https://observer.ug/
news/headlines/68334-kidnappings-the-list-is-endless.

Charles Kabanda, was the LC1 chairperson of Ssumbwe zone in Bulaga, Wakiso district.
He was abducted in December by men in army uniform at 9 PM, driving a white van with
registration number UBH 614U. Kabanda had been mobilizing support for presidential
candidate Robert Kyagulanyi in the area. His taking is reported by the Daily Observer
Uganda. https://observer.ug/news/headlines/68334-kidnappings-the-list-is-endless.

A photograph of an unknown man, wearing NUP red, being taken by armed men and
forced into a white van, known locally as “drones”, appears below:

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Photo credit: https://observer.ug/news/headlines/68334-kidnappings-the-list-is-endless.

KENNETH MUKASA SEGUYA, NUP AFFILIATE, ABDUCTED FOLLOWING ELECTION

Typical of the post-election round-up of Kyagulanyi and NUP officials, Voice of America
has reported that Kenneth Mukasa Sequya, an associate of Robert Kyagulanyi, was taken
into custody in January and is being held in an unknown location. His wife, Ayebare
Halima, who was pregnant and the mother of another child, told VOA that on January 24,
2021 seven police officers came to her home and arrested her at gunpoint. She said she
was taken to police headquarters in Naguru, threatened and questioned about the
whereabouts of her husband, Kenneth Mukasa Seguya.  Police released her but warned
that if her husband was not found, she would be re-arrested.
 
Three days later Kenneth called Ayebare and said he had been arrested. He was then
brought home where police took “People Power” branded T-shirts, jackets and red berets
and campaign materials from the Kyaguanlyi/NUP campaign. Ayebare said the police
again took her husband. For weeks she did know if he was alive. He has since
been  released. https://www.voanews.com/africa/uganda-opposition-party-petitions-un-
human-rights-office-over-violations.

POLITICAL KILLINGS AND ABDUCTION OF UGANDA ATHLETES:

BOXING COACH SSENYANGE SHOT NINE TIMES BY 12 OFFICERS


Zebra Club Boxing coach Isaac Ssenyange (Zebra Mando) was gunned down nine times
by 12 uniformed police and military figures wearing the black uniforms common to
Uganda’s counter-terrorism commandos. In a public statement, Museveni acknowledge
Ssenyange was killed by the government security forces. https://observer.ug/news/
headlines/68031-boxer-zebra-shot-nine-times-by-12-security-officers-cctv-reveals.
Witness Eric Kakooza said that Ssenyange attempted to escape after his killers knocked

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on the door to his home. Kakooza said that Ssenyange took a dead-end route that ended
prematurely and he turned back with his hands raised in a sign of surrender but was shot
at him as soon as it was confirmed that he was ”Zebra” Ssenyange.

UGANDA BOXER MUKASA ABDUCTED AND TORTURED


At the same time, a well known athlete, Ugandan boxer Robert Mukasa (Soja-man),
manager of the Zebra Boxing club, was kidnapped from Bugalani Zone in Kawempe
Division on Tuesday night. Mukasa was subject to extensive physical abuse before being
released. His abduction and the killing of Ssenyange were political acts: Mukasa was
asked by his abductors about his activities with his colleague Ssenyange and why they
wanted to meet President Museveni. https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/sports/boxing/
abducted-boxer-tortured-admitted-in-critical-condition-3246866.

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AND BOXING CHAMPION JUUKO ABDUCTED


In December international boxing champion Justin Juuko was arrested by the military and
charged, with possession of a gun, a military offense in Uganda. Juuko was the
presidential candidate of the opposition Front for Democratic Change, one of the
contenders in the January 14, 2021 election. Juuko was released in January after weeks
of detention and displayed injuries as a result of physical abuse in custody. The charge of
gun possession is typically used to hold politically active Ugandans in military detention to
prevent their appearance in the civil courts and access to counsel. https://youtu.be/
JZpLKK36DP0; https://youtu.be/TjMhObSNzdY.

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KYAGULANYI SUPPORTER ABDUCTED FOR POSSESSING CAMPAIGN POSTERS

As a further example of the casual taking of persons with a modest political connection, in
South-western Uganda, Ms Jolly Jackline Tukamushaba, 45, a resident of Kigara B Village
in Kamwezi Sub-county, Rukiga District, was abducted January 10, 2021 from her home at
6.30 pm by men driving a double Cabin pickup truck that took her to an unknown
destination. https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/tukamushaba-was-picked-
up-from-home-3282024 According to her daughter, Patricia Ashaba, the mother had
Kyagulanyi campaign posters inside their house and has been working as finance and
administration officer at a local non-governmental organization. The family reported the
matter to police who said they had no information on her whereabouts. See also https://
ke.opera.news/ke/en/society/a259b0257e3856ba0d9d4a3762cb41cd. A photograph of
Ms. Tukamushaba appears below:

Her family said that “men in plain clothes took her to their car and drove off without telling
us what the matter was. After they had left we checked in our sitting room and found that
all the campaign posters of Mr Kyagulanyi had been taken alongside her. At around
7.30pm, together with my relatives, we went to report the matter to Kamwezi Police Post.
The officers told us to report to Rukiga District headquarters.” On the following day,
Ashaba says they went to Rukiga District police headquarters where one officer promised
that they would investigate the matter but their family member has not been heard from.
https://www.africa-press.net/uganda/all-news/tukamushaba-was-picked-up-from-home.

Her sole offense appeared to have been possession of Kyagulanyi posters and the arrest
was a demonstrative example of the arrest of casual political activists. She has apparently
disappeared.

75-YEAR OLD WOMAN REPORTS HER THREE SONS TAKEN

A 75 year old mother, Regina Namukasa, reported that her three sons were picked up by
plain clothes operatives on January 6, 2021. Her sons’ whereabouts are still unknown. Her
statement recorded in local dialect can be accessed here: https://twitter.com/ntvuganda/
status/1358379831889649664. She states, in translation, that she has attempted to locate
her children without success:

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“This government will only have trees left to rule after putting all our
children in prisons. We've searched the prisons but my children are
missing. When you swear in, Mr. President, you usually ask Christians to
pray for you, but we can't find our children. Your heart does not care about
us. You don't care about our children, even though you're a parent."

DENIS MATOVU, BYSTANDER, ABDUCTED BY MUSEVENI SUPPORTERS

A bystander observing a disagreement between Museveni activists and local residents


who opposed posting of Museveni posters. On December 8, 2020, according to witnesses
interviewed by Al Jazeera, Denis Matovu, who had been sitting at a taxi stop in Lukuli, a
suburb of Kampala, was abducted by armed Museveni supporters after local residents
verbally objected to NRM posters. Matovu appeared to be a bystander but was abducted.
Richard Sonko, a friend of Matovu, tried to intervene and was also seized. Both are still in
custody and have not been seen or heard since December 8, 2020. https://
www.aljazeera.com/features/2021/3/3/they-came-in-plainclothes-with-guns-abducted-by-
ugandas-army. Matovu’s mother, Solome Nakibuuka, confirms Denis Matovu is still
missing. https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/missing-persons-families-
narrate-arrest-ordeals--3311802

OPPOSITION POLLING AGENT DRAGGED AWAY FROM POLLING STATION ON


ELECTION DAY


Emmanuel Bazira, a 37-year old husband, was arrested on Election Day at Bwere Primary
School Polling Station in Mpigi District. He was a polling agent. His wife, Harriet Buirwa,
reports that eyewitnesses “told me that two plain-clothed men kept an eye on him and
when he jumped on his motorcycle to return home, the ‘drone’ (van) came by and men
wearing black clothes came out and grabbed him and took him in. That is the last time we
heard about him. We have never seen him again.” Typical of such takings, she reports
that his cell phones were were switched off. She has been given no information on her
husband’s condition or location. https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/missing-
persons-families-narrate-arrest-ordeals--3311802.

ABDUCTION OF KIREKA MARKET TRADER

Sharif Kato, a trader in Kireka Central Market, was abducted by armed gunmen on
January 24, 2021. His disappearance formed the basis of a Parliamentary debate on
February 3, 2021. He is still missing.

TESTIMONY OF EIGHT PEOPLE MISSING LOVED ONES

On February 5, 2021 NTV Uganda broadcast an interview with eight Ugandans describing
how their close relatives, all of whom were supporters of the NUP or Robert Kyagulanyi
(Bobi Wine), were taken and held incommunicado at unknown locations. Their testimony
is annexed to the following Twitter re-play of the broadcast. https://twitter.com/

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HEBobiwine/status/1357877979032993792. A summary in translation of their comments
follows at different reference points in the NTV broadcast:

0:01-0:05 George Kiwanuka, I don't see my child


0:06:0:09 I don't know whether his head was cut off
0:10-0:11 I wasn't around and only found a lot of blood in the house
0:15-0:18 But Sula, I’m suffering in a way I don't know ever since he left
0:23-0:24 He is such a treasure, he was the easiest child among his siblings
0:25-0:27 It's not easy to give birth to a child
0:27-0:36 If they know where my child is, I request that help us out
0:37-0:42 Our children were taken in the most horrific way, we doubt whether
they're still alive
0:42-0:47 We request that if they're dead bodies, hand them over to us so we bury
and know it's the end
0:47-0:59 At 2am, they knocked and when he opened, they started beating him up
0:60-1:02 He was still being beaten when he got onto their car
1:03-1:06 I saw how they were dressed, they were dressed in black
1:07-1:10 He was badly beaten and I was also whipped till my dress got torn
1:11-1:18 When I opened the door, the man was dressed in a black t shirt and
pointed a gun at me
1:19-1:27 I got down and they got inside, they told him to dress up and that he
would understand
1:28-1:29 They had covered their faces
1:30-1:35 When I reached there, I couldn't get close to those men from the way my
child was beaten
1:35-1:37 I only turned back and fell down
1:37-1:41 The children were got and beaten so badly with no voice to stand up for
them
1:41-1:43 Whoever spoke had a gun pointed at them
1:44-1:45 They had covered their faces
1:46-1:47 But this thing
1:48-1:51 They only took people power supporters and not those of NRM

BEATINGS OF CIVILIANS ON THE STREETS BY UNIFORMED MEN

Government policy seeks to impose a sense of terror among ordinary Ugandans by the
use of targeted beating of civilians by large groups of uniformed men bearing truncheons
and batons. The purpose of the beatings appears to be to instill a sense of terror, as
shown by the military’s willingness to be filmed in the course of such abuses. The attached
video link contains multiple instances of soldiers beating unarmed and defenseless
civilians, apparently at random, while on motorbikes and on the sidewalks. https://
youtu.be/djPMXEvDFrU. As Gawaya Tegulle, a Ugandan attorney comments,“The arrests
are so violent that they shock the human conscience. . .This is terrorism of the highest
degree.” See interview at https://youtu.be/djPMXEvDFrU, with video of beatings of boda-
boda riders.

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RONALD SSEGAWA BEATEN, MUTILATED FOUND ALIVE
DUMPED AT MORTUARY

At the end of January Ronald Ssegawa, 22 years old, was found, alive, dumped at a
mortuary in Mulago and brought to hospital with severe injuries after surviving an
abduction. He was finally located in a ward, unconscious with bruises and burn marks all
over his body, long scarring on his abdomen; he appeared to have been electrocuted, his
nails removed and fingers broken. He was rescued when mortuary attendants noticed
signs of life. His physical state after weeks of government detention is plainly visible in this
additional video clip, demonstrating extreme debilitation apparently from food deprivation:
https://youtu.be/5RZC9CqRkqc. His family had no knowledge of his condition or his
whereabouts until they searched multiple hospitals and intensive care units.

Photographs of injuries Ssegawa appear below, taken during Robert Kyagulanyi’s


visit to see him at Mulago Hospital:
https://twitter.com/HEBobiwine/status/1358982008182030344

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JOURNALIST HARDAD MUBIRU FOUND DEAD AFTER COVERING KYANGULANYI
COURT CHALLENGE TO ELECTION

Hardad Mubiru, a journalist with BTM TV, a broadcast group in Kampala, was found dead
on the street On February 7, 2021. He had no apparent wound or gunshot. Mubiru had
covered the NUP court filing at the Uganda Supreme Court on February 1, 2021
challenging the claimed election victory of Gen. Museveni. He was last seen shortly after
the Uganda court filing. Mubiru was also a regular attendee at Kyagulanyi and NUP press
briefings. His death appears to be in retaliation for his journalism and he was found dead
one week after his coverage of the Kyagulanyi court filing. Although police claimed he was
the victim of a shooting in connection with a robbery, no entry wounds were found on his
body. https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/journalist-killed-in-foiled-robbery-
police-say-3284246; see also https://dailyexpress.co.ug/2021/02/08/red-pepper-and-btm-
tv-journalist-hadad-mubiru-found-dead/; https://allafrica.com/stories/202102090357.html.

SPORTS JOURNALIST WITH TIES TO KYAGULANYI ARRESTED AND HELD

Mike Muhima writes with Kawowo Sports, an online newspaper, was arrested in early
February and shared with suspicion of “cybercrime”. He was closely associated with
Robert Kyagulanyi. https://dailyexpress.co.ug/2021/02/08/just-in-another-journalist-mike-
muhima-abducted-by-police/. Muhima was also a close colleague of journalist Hardad
Mubiru, see above, whose body was found one week after he covered the filing in the
Uganda Supreme Court of the NUP election challenge. https://allafrica.com/stories/
202102090357.html. No charges have been filed against Muhima but he has not been
released from government custody.

KYAGULANYI SUPPORTER MOLONGO SAM KILLED AFTER KIDNAPPING

Tusubiira Elijah (aka ‘OMulongo Sam), a-25 year old NUP supporter, was found dead on
the street two weeks after his kidnapping. He was reportedly knocked over by a speeding
Toyota Hiace “drone” van; eyewitnesses said the truck was driven by soldiers. Mulongo
was an NUP coordinator in Semuto town who was well-known for his efforts in mobilizing
NUP voters in Luweero District. https://ekyooto.co.uk/2021/02/14/bobi-wine-mourns-
supporter-killed-by-speeding-security-drone/https://kmaupdates.com/mulongo-sam-leader-
of-freedom-boda-semuto-knocked-by-a-speeding-drone-car-and-died-on-spot-in-
nakaseke/. He is pictured here greeting Kyagulanyi at a campaign event:

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PHOTO CREDIT: vanguard news.ug
See also https://kaarokarungi.com/bobi-wine-it-will-be-one-and-he-will-account-for-all-
innocent-souls-he-killed/.

20-YEAR OLD STOPPED AND SHOT IN JAW DURING POLITICAL PROTESTS

A 20 year old, Luzige Masudi, leaving a food store on November 18, 2020 during the
protests following Kyagunayi’s arrest for campaign activity, was stopped by police and then
shot in the chest, face and jaw, resulting in horrific and disfiguring injuries. https://
mulengeranews.com/meet-bobis-diehard-supporter-still-struggling-in-hospital-after-being-
s h o t - i n - t h e - m o u t h / ; h t t p s : / / w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / p e r m a l i n k . p h p ?
id=130737598011&story_fbid=10160729440033012. No apparent reason existed for
stopping Masudi and the basis for his shooting appears to have been to instill a sense of
fear among the populace of Kampala. It is believed Masudi will never be able to eat solid
food again and he will likely have a severe inability to speak for the remainder of his life
and will live with horrific mutilation. The photographs on the following page document the
destruction of his face:

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EIGHTEEN MEN TAKEN AT THE VILLAGE OF KISAMULA

Kisamula Village, in Kasaali Town Council, Kyotera District, is 150 kilometers from
Kampala and was raided in January by armed, uniformed and masked men who went door
to door taking custody of 18 mostly young men, supporters of the NUP, as the BBC
reported. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-56321791; see also https://
w w w. m o n i t o r. c o . u g / u g a n d a / n e w s / n a t i o n a l / t a l e s - o f - a b d u c t i o n s - a c r o s s - t h e -
country-3282010; https://www.africa-press.net/uganda/all-news/tales-of-abductions-
across-the-country. After two months, none have been returned or released. One man,
John Kiwanuka, was reported by witnesses to have been shot in the legs before being
forcibly removed from his bedroom where a pool of blood remained after he was put into a
van. The two sons of Francis Luganzi, a 45-year-old carpenter, were also among the 18
taken. Mr. Luganzi said he has no hope of seeing his sons again:

"I have cried all day and all night for weeks. If our children are dead, the
government should just give us the bodies and we bury them.”
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-56321791

A photograph published by the BBC in connection with the Kisamula abductions depicts
victim with marks typical of physical abuse reported of victims in detention:

Photo: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-56321791

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ABDUCTION OF JULIUS KIBERU

In November 2020, Julius Kiberu was arrested as he left a taxi in Kisowera. He heard
gunshots and was taken by two men in plain clothes, knocked on the head with a baton
and blacked out, was kept on the floor of a “drone” and handcuffed to a seat with “blood
flowing into my eyes.” He said when he tried to raise his head, “someone stamped it
down.” https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-56321791

He reported arriving at an unknown compound with others who had been picked up with
hoods thrown over their heads and placed in a “pitchblack room”. He was beaten with a
stick and an electric wire; guards would force the prisoners on their stomachs on the
ground and walk on them with heavy boots. He still has damaged eyesight after weeks in
darkness, his left leg is numb and he limps. Security forces repeatedly demanded that he
admit to possessing a weapon, presumably to create a basis for criminal charges.

Julius Kiberu was detained for 11 weeks, moved to multiple locations that still remain
unknown to him and dumped in a eucalyptus forest 100 km from his home. He was not
charged with any offense. Julius Kiberu’s treatment is typical of the experience of
abducted Ugandans.

ABDUCTIONS AND RAID ON BUGOLOBI MARKET

On November 23, 2020 a drone pulled up to Bugolobi Market. Men in plain clothes with
masks and helmets, some in black uniforms worn by counterterrorism police, arrested
Martin Lukwago and others, forced them into a van; they were driven for hours around
Kampala with their shirts tied around their heads to blind them. Eventually, they were
forced onto the roadside while being kicked and slapped by officers. Lukwago, a fish seller
and a Kyagulanyi supporter, has not been released. One week later in Bugolobi Market,
armed men abducted NUP supporters Ronald Agaba and Vincent Nalumoso. Along with
Lukwago, Nalumoso is still missing. https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2021/3/3/they-
came-in-plainclothes-with-guns-abducted-by-ugandas-army.

THE ABDUCTION OF DAUDI NIWABINE

Daudi Niwabine, a student at Makerere University, disappeared November 19 from


Kawempe, in northern Kampala, where he was working part-time as a labourer. His
brother, Devis Babiqumir, was told by eyewitnesses that Niwabine had been taken in a
“drone” by men in black uniforms and balaclavas. Inexplicably, police allowed Babiqumir to
view CCTV footage but not at the place where Niwabine was taken. On the CCTV film, a
white Toyota Hiace was visible with a number plate that was traced to a car sales company
that told Babigumira they had sold the car to the police. The dealer said that the vehicle
sold was not a Hiace, suggesting the number plate had been switched to another “drone”.
The government ignored a high court order on December 31, 2020 instructing the police
and army to release Niwabine and after five weeks passed after the court order with no
word came from the government as to his condition or whereabouts. Niwabine was
released on February 17 and was charged with “inciting violence”, a prextual complaint.

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https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2021/3/3/they-came-in-plainclothes-with-guns-
abducted-by-ugandas-army.

His brother, Babigumira, was told by witnesses that Niwabine was beaten severely to the
point where he could not longer stand: “I went to the scene where my brother was
arrested. This is what made me cry, they told me that the black leathered uniform forces
with headgears, who could not be identified, arrested my brother brutally and bundled him
in a drone vehicle. They beat him that he could no longer stand,...” https://campusbee.ug/
news/sad-makerere-student-reportedly-kidnapped-by-police-missing-since-
november-2020/.

DEATH AND TORTURE OF FABIAN LUUKA

Fabian Luuka was found tortured and dumped in Nakawa, Kampala after several weeks
detention. Luuka was a supporter of Robert Kyagulanyi who was arrested with three other
young men because they were found in possession of NUP membership cards. Mr.
Kyaguanyi’s team attempted to care for Luuka who succumbed to the effects of a
brutalizing torture and apparent starvation. He died of these injuries.

The following images demonstrate electrocution and burn marks to his arms and legs,
severe necrosis of his thigh and legs, along with apparent rotting of tissue and gouging
after physical abuse; his apparent starvation is evident in the photograph of his torso.
These images occurred in government detention.

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Luuka: Destruction and necrosis to right leg.

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Luuka: Severe burns, necrosis and
other scarring to right leg.

PHOTO SOURCE:
https://twitter.com/HEBobiwine/status/
1369914244788060163

Luuka: Gouging wound and Necrosis at


left thigh and evidence of starvation
while in custody.

PHOTO SOURCE:
https://twitter.com/HEBobiwine/status/
1369914244788060163

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DAVID LULE BEATEN IN DETENTION

David Lule, also known by his stage name, Selector Davie, is a musician and close
musical associate of Robert Kyagulanyi. He was arrested early one morning as he
returned to his house (though he had been warned of attempts to arrest him). Soldiers
surrounded the compound, broke through the gate and arrested him when he exited the
structure after hearing the night watchman crying for help. On arrest he was interrogated
about the NUP campaign plan and as to what “Bobi Wine (Kyagulanyi) is planning?” Lule
reported physical and psychological abuse including torture, extensive beatings and
humiliation by military officers: "I went to Makindye military barracks where there was a
daily dose of caning, beating, endless and pointless interrogation," he says. "They took me
to a separate room where I would spend days without eating and could be dragged
anytime for beating.” https://www.independent.co.ug/theyre-abducting-everyone/.

Lule told media that anyone in Makindye military barracks after detention must undergo
treatment because of the physical depredation. Lule reported seeing kids who cannot walk
or individuals who are just left for dead in the barracks. He is required to continue
reporting to the military court and cannot gain access to the civil court systems. To keep
him in the military system, Lule was charged with wearing a military uniform without
authority based on his wearing a red beret favored by Kyagulanyi supporters. The
Washington Post has also reported on Lule’s abuse and mistreatment. https://
www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/03/12/uganda-opposition-torture/.

UMARU KAGIMU’S KIDNAPPING AND TORTURE

Umaru Kagimu, who operates a printing business, was kidnapped on January 21, 2021,
by unknown men in military uniform at his workplace at Modern Sarah Building located at
Nasser Road. https://www.independent.co.ug/wife-petitions-court-over-missing-husband/.
Kagimu’s offense was that he produced printing materials for the NUP and the Kyagulanyi
campaign. He told the Washington Post that he was blindfolded for days, his feet were
zapped with electric shocks, he was doused in water and made to roll back and forth
across a veranda for hours. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/03/12/uganda-
opposition-torture/. His wife, Lydia Nassolo spent weeks attempting to learn his
whereabouts, brought a court action but was provided with no information as to her
husband or his condition. https://www.independent.co.ug/wife-petitions-court-over-
missing-husband/. Kagimu has now been released but bears the effects of his beatings
and abuse.

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MALE MUSA’S ARREST, TORTURE AND ABUSE

Male Musa, the brother of an NUP politician, said he was taken to a house in the suburb of
Mukono. As with David Lule, Musa, too, was beaten and interrogated repeatedly for
information on NUP “Plan B”, the belief of the Museveni government that Kyagulanyi and
plans violence following the election. Musa and Lule were also asked about foreign
funding for Kyagulanyi and the NUP. Musa told the Washington Post on his release earlier
in March that “during interrogation, one officer put out a cigarette on his chest, another
beat his toes until a nail came off, and others tied his elbows behind his back with ropes.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/03/12/uganda-opposition-torture/. A
photograph of Musa shows typical signs of physical abuse, burns and scarification
reported by released abductees:

Photo: Esther Ruth Mbabazi/for The Washington Post.

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SOCIAL IMPACT AND EFFECT OF ABDUCTION

The Daily Monitor has described several case studies of the abducted and the impact on
their families from their disappearance. https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/-
innocent-people-s-blood-cannot-go-in-vain-families-of-missing-persons-cry-3315846. The
effects of abduction are the destruction of the family unit; loss of income that, in Uganda,
means almost immediate eviction and inability to pay children’s school fees; loss of the
ability to care for children; theft of property and food deprivation.

Martin Lukwago disappeared and his wife, Mary Namuyanja, has heard no information
about her husband’s whereabouts. She has been forced out of her home by the landlord
and because she has no income since her husband’s disappearance, she placed her
children in care with her husband’s relatives and must now “vend food in the market” to
survive with her baby. She said that her husband was beaten when he was taken and was
unconscious as he was placed into a van. She has not seen him and he has not been
produced in court.

When Kissing Miggade was taken by police on December 22, 2020, thieves broke into his
home and took his boda boda cycle and other property. His sister died during his
detention and his wife Stella Nayiga, has not heard from him or received information as to
whether or not he is still alive. She has heard only that he was originally driven to
Entebbe, was then blind-folded and brought with six others to Makindye Army Barracks.
Ms. Nayiga, having lost his income, now struggles to pay rent and provide for her family.

Matthew Kafeero, brother of Michael Ssemuddu who was taken from Munaku Town in
Kampala on November 21, 2020, reports that he has had to take on responsibility for his
brother’s children and his wife “and yet I also have children and a wife.” His brother’s
electronic’s shop has been closed and his oldest child cannot take the Senior Four exams
because the fees would end meals for Ssemuddu’s other children. Kafeero said that “We
have searched for him, and we have never set eyes on him since then. We are not sure
whether he is dead or alive.” Michael Ssemuddu’s name was not included among those
identified by the government as being in detention.

Esther Nakimera, mother of Baker Kawooya, has searched for her son at multiple police
stations and the District Internal Security Office but has received no help or assistance in
trying to locate her son. Baker Kawooya was arrested on January 6, 2021 by officers who
claimed to be Uganda police and removed him “while flogging him.” His mother said: “My
son has five children and a wife, how are they supposed to survive?”

Christine Namayega is the mother of 29-year old Richard Kalema, a journalist who was
abducted on December 30, 2020. Ms. Namayega is a diabetic and her son was only only
source of support and for her medical bills for high blood pressure and diabetes: “Since
my son’s arrest, I have been very ill. There is no one to cater for my bills and care, the
stress and worry may lead to my death. If the government knows that it is not only
punishing our children, but also their dependents, [it should know] the innocent people’s
blood cannot go in vain.”

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Mercy Natukunda is the pregnant wife of Vincet Makenya who was arrested near
Kyebando outside of Kampala in December 2020. Her birth was difficult because she no
longer had income to pay medical bills: “I have continued to suffer from the problem of rent
and feeding the young one. She (the newborn) is always sickly; so, getting her to the
hospital is a problem. My husband was my only breadwinner.” Ms. Natukunda has
attempted to locate her husband but has received no information from security forces. “I
hope government has mercy on my husband because life has become unbearable.” He
has never seen his baby.

VIDEOGRAPHER HUSSEIN SSENYONGA: ARRESTED, TORTURED AND


BRUTALIZED FOR WEEKS IN MANAFA AND BUTAREGE PRISONS

Hussein Ssenyonga (aka Sama Uganda), the young videographer who live streamed Bobi
Wine’s campaign on social media, was arrested on January 6, 2021 while filming the
campaign tour in northern Uganda. He told the Berliner Zeitung that he was arrested while
recording the police arresting and torturing campaign aides:

“My own arrest was very brutal. I was dragged out of the car from which I
was recording my video. During my arrest I was beaten and tortured. Some
unknown substance was injected into my back. It was very painful and even
now my back sometimes feels numb.”

Ssenyonga reported that the police two reasons for his arrest and physical abuse: “Firstly,
that I am one of the people who spread Covid-19 and secondly, that I filmed the police.”
He was detained for a total of two weeks and described torture and physical abuse, and
near starvation:

“First we were taken to a so-called safe house and later I was transferred to
Manafa Prison. I stayed there for a few days and then I was transferred to
Butarege Prison, where I stayed until I was released. It was terrible. I was
forced to sleep on a damp floor. Later they crammed far too many men into
a small room that was far too cramped. We were given small portions of
inedible maize once a day, and if you missed it while doing something, that
was a day spent without a meal. All my belongings were taken from me. I
was ordered to take off all my clothes and I was given a yellow prisoner's
uniform. I was ordered to beat the rough ground very hard with my hands
until blood came out of my fingers. Many cruel things happened and one
can only wonder about people who do such things to other people. After I
was released, I found my flat broken into and ransacked. I was told that
uniformed and armed plainclothes policemen had broken into my flat. They
took everything that belonged to me, only a red carpet remained.”

https://www.berliner-zeitung.de/open-source/uganda-blutet-taeglich-verschwinden-
unterstuetzer-von-bobi-wine-li.140815.  

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DETAINEES FORCED TO EAT 3KG OF POSHO, 1KG OF BEANS IN 20 MINUTES

Kareem Muganga, a taxi conductor was arrested on December 21, from Kabembe stage
on Kayunga road in Mukono North as he sought to attract passengers to his taxi. He was
handcuffed, blindfolded and thrown into a waiting car. He was held for nearly six weeks
and does not know where he was imprisoned until his release at the end of February.
Beatings were a daily routine. Muganga says he lost a tooth and his left eye and ear were
injured. He reported that he has since lost his hearing and asks people to shout when
speaking with him. He was also tortured by being forced to eat three kilograms of posho
[maize flour mixed with water] and a kilogram of beans in 20 minutes.

Muganga reports that 1,000 other persons were detained with him, subject to similar
abuses, consistent with Robert Kyagulanyi’s estimates that nearly 3,000 NUP personnel
have disappeared. He was released by being dumped at an unknown plantation.
Muganga has given up work as a taxi conductor as he can no longer hear customers and
has difficulty seeing. https://observer.ug/news/headlines/68654-kidnap-detainees-forced-
to-eat-3kg-of-posho-1kg-of-beans-in-20-minutes.

ERIC SEMPIJJA DETAINED AND DISAPPEARED

Muganga reports that a colleague, Eric Sempijja, who is asthmatic, was detained with him.
Sempijja one day tried to pull off the cloth used to blindfold him because he was having
difficulty breathing. His guards came, observed the loosened cloth and began beating him
mercilessly claiming he wanted to escape. Muganga reports that Sempijja had never been
seen again after his “transfer” from the prison. https://observer.ug/news/headlines/68654-
kidnap-detainees-forced-to-eat-3kg-of-posho-1kg-of-beans-in-20-minutes.

TWO NUP SUPPORTERS TAKEN FROM THEIR HOME, ABUSED

Two NUP supporters, 23-year old Joseph Nkoyoyo Kyakuwa and 53-year old Fred Kamya
Yuya were taken on December 22, 2020, together with thirteen others during the Mukono
North parliamentary campaign. Yuya was found at Kavule, Nansana municipality in
Wakiso on December 24, 2020, with severe injuries to his legs up to his knees. Kyakuwa
was also found at Kavule, Nansana municipality after nearly six weeks detention on
February 6, 2021. He, too, has pain in his right leg, severe chest pain and poor visibility.

Kyakuwa said that he was taken at 10 PM from his home along with friends, Sula
Kiwanuka and Juma Mukasa who are still missing. He reports they were all handcuffed
and moved into a white van before their faces were blindfolded with black masks. “Ever
since we were abducted, masks have been covered on our faces and tied in the neck, they
only spared space for the mouth to enable us to eat food once in a while. We were
subjected to severe beatings almost every hour. It is hard to describe how the torture
chambers looked like but we were stepping on tiles full of itchy water, they could at times
pour on our entire bodies,” Kyakuwa told The Independent.

He says the torture chamber seemed to be big and full of people who were yelling out of
pain and were not allowed to talk to each other. Kyakuwa reported that other victim names

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were called out at the center, including Patrick Bagambe, Fred Jjingo, Rashid Kawunda,
Sulaiman Kiwanuka and Junior Ainebyona. Kyakuwa and Yuya were reportedly warned by
the captors to stay away from public health facilities “if they want to enjoy peace for the
rest of their lives.” https://www.independent.co.ug/two-nup-supporters-rotting-away-in-
their-homes/.

MAN KIDNAPPED FROM CARPENTRY SHOP AFTER HE BLOCKS MUSEVENI


POSTERS FROM BEING INSTALLED

Rhoda Namirembe reported that her husband, Tabula Ssekitoreko, 38, a carpenter, was
kidnapped at his workplace in Katwe, a Kampala suburb. His co-workers reported that he
had been arrested by armed police wearing black uniforms after he tried to block Museveni
posters from being put up at his shop.   His co-worker, Vincent Mutebi, said that Tabula
was handcuffed and was taken by a group of five armed men in a Super Custom vehicle.
“We have never seen him again,” Mr Mutebi said. His wife, Ms. Manirembe reports that
his phone has been shut down, an action typical in Uganda abductions. https://
www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/woman-accuses-police-of-kidnapping-
husband-3285788.

PROFESSOR OPPOSING REGIME FORCED INTO EXILE

Stella Nyanzi, a prominent opponent of Museveni and former professor, fled Uganda with
her children and sought asylum in Kenya. Nyanzi ran for a parliamentary seat in the
January election as part of the opposition party, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC).
Nyanzi has said that her partner, a member of MUP, was abducted and subject to physical
abuse one week before the January 14 ,2021 election. Nyanzi herself was imprisoned for
more than a year after being found guilty of insulting the president with a graphic poem
describing the birth of Museveni and condemning Gen. Museveni’s "oppression,
suppression and repression" of Uganda. https://www.dw.com/en/uganda-unease-after-
alleged-election-abductions/a-56526053. She was released in February 2020 after a
Ugandan judge set aside her conviction as the product of irregularities and due process
violations.  https://www.dw.com/en/stella-nyanzi-critic-of-ugandas-president-yoweri-
museveni-released-from-jail/a-52448519.

KIGULU NORTH NUP CANDIDATE KIDNAPPED

Eddie Lugwire, the NUP candidate for the Kigulu North parliamentary race was kidnapped
by three men on Saturday, January 10, 2021, just days before the election. The three men
reportedly whisked the candidate from his Iganga home at around 11:00 pm on Sunday
night. Lugwire’s political assistant, Tony Kanene says that Lugwire was making phone calls
to his campaign agents in his vehicle when he was taken. “Lugwire always makes night
briefs to prepare the campaign agents ahead of our field door to door campaigns. But
midway his daily routine, three men donning military jackets stormed the gate and
forcefully opened his vehicle before speeding off with him in an unidentified vehicle.”
https://www.independent.co.ug/kigulu-north-nup-candidate-feared-kidnapped/. He has not
since been heard or seen.

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DISSAPEARANCE OF IMMACULATE ONEBE

Frances Onebe reported that his wife, Immaculate Onebe, was abducted on January 6,
2021 after returning from a store to her home. CCTV footage outside the store captured
Immaculate in a white dress walking from the store and crossing a street. She is followed
by a woman in black as a white van passes, typical of the “drones” used by Uganda
security forces. Bright lights follow and Immaculate disappears from the footage. Frances
Onebe stated in the NTV interview: “I have done everything that a man can do to trace his
wife. My children ask if their mum is dead or alive”. Mrs. Onebe, the managing director of a
security agency, is still missing.https://twitter.com/ntvuganda/status/
1367010826641694721; see also https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=881121616069886.

Immaculate Onebe. Photo: Chapter Four, Uganda

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MITYANA COUNCILWOMAN FOUND DEAD WEEKS AFTER ABDUCTION

A newly elected councillor from Mityana, The Hon. Diana Nanyanzi, was abducted on
March 9, 2021 by security operatives with sub machine guns, as eyewitnesses told local
media:

“We saw a Toyota Noah vehicle driving towards her home. She was picked
in the evening hours and dropped in the vehicle which whisked her away
to an unknown destination,” accordingly to Walugembe, a resident of
Myanzi. “That is the last time we saw her. We tried pursuing the vehicle
but the occupants were heavily armed.”

Her body was seen being dumped by the same vehicle two days later and she was
apparently killed in custody. https://ekyooto.co.uk/2021/03/11/mityana-councillor-
abducted-by-security-dies-in-custody/.

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PHYSICAL ATTACK ON THE PRESS

On February 17, military police beat at least ten journalists covering Uganda opposition
leader Robert Kyagulanyi as he delivered a petition to the United Nations Office of the
High Commissioner for Human Rights in Kampala protesting human rights abuses and
abductions in the run up to and after Uganda’s January 14, 2021 election. The Uganda
military admitted the journalists had been beaten by soldiers and announced that a military
court had given seven members of the military police a “severe reprimand” for assaulting
the journalists. Human Rights Watch observed that the beatings came in the wake of
Uganda Police Chief Martin Okoth Ochola’s January 8, 2020 statement that “we shall beat
you [journalists] for your own sake.” https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/02/22/ugandas-
beaten-journalists-deserve-justice; see also https://www.reuters.com/article/
idUSKBN2AH2A8. Uganda’s military purportedly sentenced the soldiers engaged in the
attack to 90 days barracks imprisonment. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-uganda-
politics-idUSKBN2AI1V9.

Each video shows beatings of journalists and others. The first video depicts background
screams as NTV Uganda's Jeff Twesigye is surrounded and beaten by officers from the
Military police. Twesigye was beaten as he was left behind by the NTV vehicle while it
rushed other journalists to hospital. https://twitter.com/ntvuganda/status/
1362056242403885061.

A second video depicts the onset of violence against the journalists. NTV's John Cliff
Wamala, among others, is seen being beaten with a stick while Jeff Twesigye (on camera)
runs for safety. https://twitter.com/ntvuganda/status/1362041309255581708;

A third video of this same event depicts a woman holding camera, crying as she is caned.
Muziki TV, https://www.facebook.com/muzikitelevision/videos/466314044806332.

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PHOTOGRAPHS OF INJURED JOURNALISTS

Photos: https://www.facebook.com/JoelSenyonyi/posts/2872538719655766
Credit: Nicholas Bamulanzeki

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Photo: https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN2AH2A8

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PART 3: CONCLUSION

This report is intended as a summary of the pattern and practice of political abduction
undertaken by the Museveni administration in response to an emerging opposition
centered around the National Unity Platform. Abductions have been increasing since the
January 14, 2021 election but began in earnest on November 18, 2020 in response to
protests that arose after Robert Kyagulanyi, M.P. was arrested by the regime purportedly
for COVID-19 violations.

The abductions are largely carried out by the military or by counterterrorism squads but, as
Gen. Museveni has admitted, are also carried out by the Special Forces Command. The
abductions are all extra-legal. No warrants are issued for these human takings and
charges are generally not filed. When charges are filed they are in the nature of “military”
offenses such as “possession of military stores”, an undefined term, or the unauthorized
wearing of military uniform, a charge specifically designed to embrace NUP party
members’ practice of wearing a red beret. Such charges are imposed for the purpose of
keeping a released abductee in the military court system to which they must continue to
report as a result of the “military” offenses.

Detainees are kept in military barracks and prisons, safe houses or informal locations that
are unknown to the public. Court orders have been ignored directing the release of
detainees. In nearly all cases, the police claim to have no knowledge of such detentions
and refuse, out of fear, to open case files. Virtually all of the 423 NUP officials who have
been abducted remain in detention; it is not known how many are still alive or their
physical condition.

This report documents the murder of some abducted persons and presents representative
evidence of torture and physical abuse of the abducted. For example, the photographs of
Fabina Luuka demonstrate extreme physical abuse consisting of the gouging of his limbs,
electrocution, burnings, scarification, whipping. The government does not deny these
abuses and actively promotes such actions so as to instill fear in ordinary Ugandans.
Deliberate starvation has also been demonstrated by the reports of released abductees
who have said they receive a single portion of maize once daily as their sole rations.

The Museveni regime has confirmed, after months of police denials, that it has detained
hundreds of Ugandans, nearly all associated in some way with the political opposition.
Gen. Odongo, told Uganda’s Parliament on March 4, 2021 that 177 persons have been
held in military custody and have not been released to the civil court system, evidencing
the military’s primary role in the abductions and human takings. Museveni himself, in a
letter to The Monitor newspaper, confirmed that the Special Forces Command, a military
unit, is also holding 53 political protestors from whom it has now extracted cooperation
after four months’ detention. Museveni also confirmed that he directed an elite military unit
that had served in Somalia to confront protestors in November following the arrest of Bobi
Wine.

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Thus it is now clear that Uganda has been subjected to military governance over its civilian
population; the military is still patrolling all cities and towns and the nation is effectively
subject to a military coup.

The abductions have traumatized Ugandans, as this report partly documents, breaking
apart families and intimidating citizens into abandoning protected rights of public protest.
In view of the government’s openness and overt actions, it would appear that the purpose
of the abduction policy is to coerce Ugandan citizens into accepting one party rule of
Museveni’s National Resistance Party (NRM) without opposition. Uganda is today in the
throes of a military despotism with a patina of democracy and a judiciary that appears to
be incapable of reigning in the excesses of the regime.

We hope you will find this report helpful in understanding the totality of the crises in
Uganda that has arisen from the refusal of the government to accept open and free
political opposition. We believe the facts asserted herein, as a summary of a far larger
political, governmental and human rights crises, should demonstrate the fundamental
unsuitability for continued governance of the Museveni administration and the need for
international supervision, a serious examination of the Museveni government’s actions by
the ICC and for the imposition of sanctions by the U.N., the United States and the
European Union.

Respectfully submitted,

Bruce I. Afran,
Counsel for Robert Kyagulanyi, M.P.
National Unity Party

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APPENDIX:

LIST OF KILLED OR MISSING NATIONAL UNITY PLATFORM OFFICIALS,


AGENTS AND MEMBERS

Published by Robert Kyagulanyi and the NUP on March 5, 2021


Source: https://twitter.com/HEBobiwine/status/1367728765003005954

ABDUCTED BY THE STATE

1. GERTRUDE KAWOOYA OF MPIGI DISTRICT


2. ABDUL RASHID NKINGA A.K.A JAJJA KATIKANYONYI OF MPIGI
3. RONALD MUGERWA AKA M.R MPIGI DISTRICT
4. BAKER KAWOOYA OF MPIGI
5. VICTOR MAKENYA OF MPIGI
6. MR. GODFREY KISEMBO AKA BUYAAYA OF MPIGI
7. EMMANUEL BAZIRA OF MPIGI
8. FRED KIJJAMBU OF MPIGI
9. WILLY BOGERE OF MPIGI
10. MUHAM MAD SSEKIMPI OF MPIGI
11. GEORGE KASUMBA OF KASAAL I TOWN COUNCIL, KYOTERA
12. JOHN MARY BIRIMUYE OF KIJABWEMI VILLAGE, MASAKA
13. SYLVIA'S HUSBAND OF KIMAANYA ZONE, KIMAANYA-KABONERA, MASAKA CITY
14. JUNIOR KIBERU OF MUKONO
15. ABDUL KARIM MUGANGA OF KABEMBE VILLAGE, MUKONO
16. RAMADHAN KAWEESA OF KITINKOKOLA VILLAGE, MITYANA
17. MUHAMAD NSEREKO OF KITINKOKOLA VILLAGE, MITYANA
18.ALI MUSISI OF KITINKOKOLA VILLAGE, MITYANA
19. MATIA KIBIRIGE OF KITINKOKOLA VILLAGE, MITYANA
20.YUDA SSEMPIJJA OF MUKONO
21. JUMA MUKASA OF MUKONO
22. SULA KIWANUKA OF MUKONO
23. JOSEPH KYAKUWA OF MUKONO
24. MUHAM MAD NAH IRU OF MUKONO
25. TWAHA KAGIMU OF MUKONO

25. TWAHA KAGIMU OF MUKONO


26. ISMA SSENKUBUGE OF MUKONO
27. STEPHENE NTULUME OF MUKONO
28. MUHAMMAD KANATTA OF MUKONO
29. GAZA KHARIM OF MUKONO
30. MUHAMMAD MUTEBI OF MUKONO
31. MUSA MALE OF MUKONO
32. SOWEDI LWANGA OF MUKONO
33. JOLLY J. TUKAMUSHABA OF RUKIGA
34. SHAFI K NYOMBI OF KYOTERA
35. ANDREW KAKINDA OF KYOTERA

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36. VICENT MUWONGE OF KYOTERA
37. EMMANUEL NGOBYA OF KYOTERA
38. JOHN KIWANU KA OF KYOTERA
39. FAROUK MUKAPA OF KYOTERA
40. JAVIRIA LUYOMBYA KYOTERA
41. MAHAD MUKASA OF KYOTERA
42. FAHAD KASINGA OF KYOTERA
43. RONALD KAWUKI OF KYOTERA
44. BARRAC K KYAZZE OF KYOTERA
45. SULAIT KYAMBADDE OF KYOTERA
46. EMMANUEL SSEGIRINYA OF KYOTERA
47. IVAN KAWENJA OF KYOTERA
48. FRANK LUSEMBO OF KYOTERA
49. DERRICK SSEBUGENYI OF KYOTERA
50. MAHD KYAKUWA KYOTERA
51. GEORGE KASUMBA KYOTERA
52. MAANYA MUHAMMAD OF MAKINDYE
53. MUWANGA JOSHUA OF KAMPALA

54. KAWUKU VINCENT OF KAMPALA


55. WASSWA UMAR OF KAMPALA
56. MUYANGA RAMADHAN OF KAMPALA
57.AI NOMUGISHA BRIAN OF MBARARA
58. TUMW llNE AMOS OF MBARARA
59. KYANZI JOWERIA OF MAKINDYE-SSABAGABO
60. KYOMUHENDO CHARLES OF KAWEMPE
61. SSEWANKAMBO HASSAN
62. KYAGABA DAMIAN OF KAMPALA
63. IDOi KYOBE OF BULENGA
64. SSEMPEBWA YUSUF OF BULENGA
65. MUHINDO XAVIER
66.ALEX SSEMOGERERE OF BUKASA
67. KANSllME JAM ILLAH
68. TEGULYA KYOOMA JOEL
69. BAGUMAJOSEPH KYEBANDO
70. WASIKA JAM ILU
71. SHARI F NTEGE OF KAMPALA
72. MIGGAD E KASSIM OF KAJANSI
73. SSEKIMPI MUHAMMAD OF MPIGI
74. SSENTUMBWE HAMIDU GALIBUKUTU OF WABIGALO MITYANA
75. ZZIWA AKRAM OF KAJJANSI
76. KANATA MUHAMMAD FROM MUKONO NORTH, MUKONO DISTRICT
77. KATONGOLE JOSEPH OF KAGENDA MAWOKOTA, MPIGI DISTRICT
78. UMAR U MUNAAB I OF SALAAMA KlGAGA ZONE
79. DDAMULIRA JOHN PICKED FROM KISSEKA MARKET
80. SSEMUDDU MICHEAL OF MASANAFU
81. KIYEM BAALEX OF KAZO BWAISE

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82. KATONGOLE EMMANU EL OF LUGALA

83. SSEKITOLEKO TABU LA OF KATWE BRIDGE


84. ASHERU RE RAYMON D
85. KIBUUKA DANIEL OF MAKINDYE
86. NAMAZZ I SYLVIA OF KALUNGU
87. TUMWll NE JACK OF SSEMBABULE
88. JOHN BAPTISTE KYAZZE OF NAKAWA, MBUYA
89. SSEMOGERERE MARTIN OF WANDEGEYA
90. IAN ENOCK MUTESASI RA
91. KAKOOZA SHAFIQ
92. OPIYO ISMC PICKED FROM ACACIA
93. MARK MUWONGE KITYO
94. KUSASI RA KENNETH OF BWAISE
95. AGABA EVIDENCE PICKED FROM NTINDA
96. HILLARY JOSEPH KIZITO OF MUTUNDWE
97. JOMWE MART IN OF KABUUSU
98. KATUMBA GOEFREY ALLAN OF KITORO, ENTEBBE
99. MUKASA EMMANUEL OF ENTEBBE
100. OMULONGO KATO DICKENS OF BWEBAJJA
101. SSERUKENYA EDWARD OF BWEYOGERERE
102. WALUGEMBE DAVIS OF KYEBANDO
103. BYENKYA GORDON OF KYANJA
104. KIBUUKA DAN OF MAKINDYE
105. KAWUKI VINCENT OF KAPEEKA ZONE
106. SULA MUGULUMA OF MUKONO
107. MWANJE PIUS OF NATETE
108. SSEMPALA NICHOLAS OF KYEBANDO
109. MAYEGA JAMAD AOF KATWE
110. TIMOTHY MUWONGE OF MUTUNDWE
111. MUKWANA IVAN OF BUSAMAGA, MBALE
112. KULOBA BEN OF NKOMA MBALE

113. ABDU MMSABA OF NAMATAL MBALE


114. KISASA EDDY OF NKOMA, MBALE
115. MAKUVUYA BRIAN OF MUTUNGO
116. FRED NKURUNZIZA OF KYAN KWANZI
117. LUBOWA JAMES OF NANSANA WAKISO
118. SAMMI MUH MAJWEEGA OF LWEMIYAGA, SSEMBABULE
119. SULAIMAN KYAMBADDE OF KYOTERA
120. KIWAN UKA ANDREW OF KYOTERA
121. HERBERT MAGANDA OF KYOTERA
122. SSONKO RICHARD OF NSANGI
123. NIWABll NE DAUDI STUDENT AT MAKERERE UNIVE RSITY
124. LULE STEVEN OF KIRA MUNICIPALITY
125. TUGUME OBED PICKED FROM MAWAN DA ROAD, KALERWE
126. KIGOZI ASHRAF PICKED FROM MAWAN DA ROAD, KALERWE

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127. ABUBAKER ASHRAF OF NAM ULANDA, ENTEBBE ROAD
128. NSUBUGA ASHRAF OF NAMULANDA, ENTEBBE ROAD
129. ABDUL FATTA
130. NAMPEWA HAFISWA
131. KABUYE DAVIS OF
132. KATAMBA DICKSON OF MITYANA
133. KAMANYA DEO OF KASENGE, KYENGERA
134. NUWABA FRANK OF NANSANA
135. MUJIRIZI JUNIOR FROM MENGO
136. NSUBUGA FRANCIS JIMMY OF MENJGO
137. IBRAHIM KAKEMBO OF MENGO
138. KISAWUZI FREDRICK OF SSEZIBWA
139. TOM DDUMBA OF MUKONO
140. IBRAHIM JAMWA OF KAWEMPE
141. MARK GERALD WALUGYO PICKED FROM NAKAWA

142. HIGENYI RONALD OF KINAWATAKA


143. BOB FRANCIS NAIJUKA OF MUTUNGO
144. MUGEMA SUNDAY OF NAJJERA, PICKED FROM KIRA
145. WASSWA SULAITI OF WAKALIGGA
146. BABllHA JOHNMARY OF NATEETE
147. SSEKIZIYIVU DEO OF LUZIRA
148. MERE IVAN OF JINJA
149. WAISWA ROGER OF BUGEMBE
150. YAM UREBIRE OSBERT OF JINJA
151. WAMALA MARK ERICK PICKED FROM WAND EGEYA MARKET
152. KADDUNABI TIMOTHY OF WAND EGEYA
153. KINTU MUHAM MED OF KIBUYE
154. SSENFUKA JOSEPH OF GOMBE
155. JONATHAN KITAYIMBWA OF GOMBE, PICKED FROM BWAISE"
156. KIGOONYA JOSEPHAT OF KIBULI
157. NAM UDDU NAOMI WA BOBI OF KAGOMA
158. MUTEBI YUSUF OF KISMSI
159. KIZITO ADAM OF KIKMYA, KISMSI
160. TUMUSllME IBRAHIM DEEN OF KAGUGUBE, KAMPALA
161. LWANGA ISMAIL OF KYEBANDO, PICKED FROM OLD KAMPALA, MARTIN ROAD
162. AUGU STINE JOSEPH KAWOOYA OF BAMUNAN IKA, LUWEERO
163. SSENTUMBWE JOEL OF BULENGA
164. HILLARY CHARLES MUTYABA OF LWENGO
165. AINOMUGISHA VICTORY OF LYANTONDE
166. KIYEMBA HASSAN OF LYANTONDE
167. LUMALA YUSUF OF LYANTONDE
168. KYAMBAD DE SERESIO OF KAZO, KAWEMF?E"

169. SSEGUJJA BRIAN OF SALMMA ROAD


170. SSEMAKULA JONAH OF SALMMA ROA
171. HERBERT KAYINDA OF SSEGUKU

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172. TWINE SIMON PETER OF BWAISE
173. TADEO KAGORO OF MASINDI
174. KISAWUZI GEORGE FRANKLIN OF SSONDE
175. ADUL KARIM LWANGA OF KIRA
176. SSEMOGERERE BENEDICT OF BBllN
177. KYAMAGERO JOSEPH OF WAKIMESE, MAKINDYE-SABAGABO
178. KATO CONRAD OF MITYANA
179. DIN MOHAMMAD OF MASANAF U
180. KIMBUGWE DAVID OF MASANAF U
181. KAYEMBA FRANCIS OF KIFUMBIRA, KAMWOKYA
182. SSESANGA HENRY TIM OF KANSANGA
183. MUTUMBA JAMAES OF KANSANGA
184. LUBWAMA MICHAEL OF NANSANA
185. SSENKUMI JOEL OF MENGO
186. KIZZE FAHAD OF OLD KAMPALA
187. NAMARA RONALD OF OLD KAMPALA
188. TWAIB KARIM KYOBE OF BAKU LI
189. BUNJO DANSTAN OF NDEEBA
190. DOMINIC SSEMPA OF NDEEBA
191. HAPPY JOEL DDAMBA OF MAWOKOTA NORTH
192. AL-SAIF ALI OF KIBUYE
193. CHARL ES MUGANGA OF KIKONI, MAKERERE
194. KAKURU FRIDAY OF NAM UNGOONA
195. BAHWA CHRYSOSTOM OF NAMUNGOONA
196. GERALD LUYOMBYA OF KAGUGUBE, KAMPALA
197. SSIMBWA K. HOSEA OF KIBULI
198. GAYIRA NOAH OF KIBULI

199. SSEBWMTO FAHIM OF WANDE GEYA


200. JUNIOR RODGERS KAZIBWE OF MBOGO, KAWEM PE
201. MOSES BARUNGI OF KIRINYA, BWEYOGERERE
202. WASSWA BBOSA MUKULU OF NATEETE
203. JOHN K. MUGABI OF BUKOTO
204. CAESER JULIUS TEKKWO OF MUTUNGO, KAMPALA
205. MAWAGAL I VINCENT OF BANDA
206. KYEYUNE RICHARD BILL OF BANDA
207. LUBEGA GODWIN OF KIREKA, KAMULI ROAD
208. KllZZA DEOGRATIUS OF BOMBO
209. ISMC SSEMPEBWA OF KALERWE
210. HAMI D SSEKAMATTE OF KALERWE
211. BAZIRA AMON OF KYEBANDO
212. SSEBYALA HUMPHREY OF WAKISO
213. KAKOOZA DUNCAN OF KAWALA
214. HENRY THIERRY KAKINDA OF MUKONO
215. SHELDON KAMYA OF MUKONO
216. KASIRYE SADDAM OF KAWEM PE
"217. TURIGYE BLASTO OF BBllNA, KAMPALA"

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218. MUBIRU SIMON PETER OF KASUBI
219. NAMATTA JULIAN OF MAKERERE KIKONI
220. SPENCER AKANYIJUKA PICKED FROM KIKUUBO
221. KISITU AS HTON OF BUSEGA
222. KAWANGA JOSEPH PAUL OF BUSEGA
223. TUMUSllME MARTIN OF KIREKA, PICKED FROM BANDA
224. SEMATIKO FRANCIS OF BUIKWE
225. KIWUKA HENRY OF BUIKWE
226. KIYINGI THOMAS OF KASUBI

227. SSEBWATO BAKER OF LUGALA


228. KATUMBA DEUS OF NAMUNGOONA
229. HENRY NGOBI OF NAGU RU
230. ISSA SSEBYALA OF NATEETE
231. DENIS MATOVU OF NSANGI
232. SONKO RICHARD
233. MBABAZI MOSES
234. LUKWAGO MARTIN
235. NALUMOSO VINCENT
236. KENNETH SEGUYA MUKASA
237. WANGOLO SHAFI K OF KYEBANDO, NANSANA
238. KALULU SILVESTE R OF KASUBI
239. ZZIWA AKRAM PICKED FROM KAJJANSI
240. KATONGOLE RASHID OF MAPEERA, LUBYA, RUBAGA
241. SSENDAZ I PAULO OF RAKAI
242. TANADDA OF MUKONO NORTH
243. SSESANGA HENRY RICHARD OF KATWE
244. SSEGAWA SALIM OF BUWEKULA
245. AGABA RONALD BUJENJE OF KISENYI
246. ALIASHRAF MWANJE OF MPIGI
247. THOMAS SSEMUWEMBA OF MPIGI
248. NAKAB UYE ROSETTE OF MPIGI
249. KYOBE JOHN MARK OF MPIGI
250. JAGGWE JOSEPHAT OF MPIGI
251. KYOMUKAMA PHILLIP OF SSEMBABULE
252. KINTU MUHAM MED OF KAWEMPE
253. TOM STUART SSEKIZIYIVU OF NAMSEKKE
254. KADDU HARRISSON OF NAKASEKKE
255. MUWONGE ISMAIL OF NAKASEKKE
256. HIGENYI LAWRENCE OF NAKASEKKE
257. KYOBE BRIAN CHARL ES OF NAKASEKKE

258. AGABA HILLARY OF KYENGERA


259. SSEKIMPI ROGERS OF ENTEBBE
260. KYAZZE GODFREY ALLAN OF ENTEBBE
261. SSEMOGERERE BRUHANI OF ENTEBBE
262. SSEMANDA RICHARD OF NAKAWA

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263. TWIJUKYE CAMPBELL OF NAKAWA
264. AUGUSTUS SSEMPEBWA OF MITYANA
265. KABOGO AKRAM OF KYEBANDO
266. SERUYANJE SAMSON OF KAWEMPE
267. MAWANDA ADAM OF BWAISE
268. ASHRAF ALI SSERUNKUUMA OF KIREKA
269. KASUMBA ERIC OF NATEETE
270. NGOBI HASSAN OF NATEETE
271. KATO FAISAL OF BUWAMBO
272. NASSIF KIBIRANGO OF NALYA
273. MAKANGA FELIX OF KISENYI
274. KATUMBA JULIUS OF MBUYA
275. ATWIINE JOSHUA OF KIRA
276. SSERUKENYA JIM OF KIRA
277. NANGOLI JUMAH OF KATWE
278. SSEMPEBWAAKIMU PICKED FROM KATWE
279. SSEMPIJA SIMON PETER OF WANDEGEYA
280. LWANGA JOSEPHAT BRUNO OF KIBULI
281. KAMYA NAJIB OF LUWEERO
282. MUKASA HANNINGTON LAWRENCE OF GOMBA
283. LULE RAJAB OF GOMBA
284. OMULONGO WASSWA GODWIN OF GOMBA
285. LUTKOME ANDREW
286. TUKAMUSHABA SILVER
287. LUTWAMA JOSEPH

288. KABITO SHARIF


289. SSERWADDA TRADET
290. MWANJE KEITH OF LUBYA
291. TAMALE JAMIRU OF LUBYA
292. MWANJE ROBERT OF LUBYA
293. SSEMPIJJA RAJAS OF ENTEBBE
294. KIZITO FRANK OF ENTEBBE
295. MUTEBI ABDUSALAAM OF BWEYOGERERE
296. KATO KATAMBA JOSEPH OF WANDEGEYA
297. TAMALE VINCENT OF LUGALA
298. DDAMULILA OF KISEKKA MARKET
299. MBABAZI KAWENJA OF KISEKKA MARKET
300. DDUMBA IVAN OF BUWAMA
301. KIVUMBI HASSAN OF MAKERERE
302. MUBIRU ISMA OF KAWEMPE
303. MUSISI BRIAN OF NAKAWA
304. KAYANJA SIMON PETER OF BWEYOGERERE
305. MATOVU ISSA OF MUTUNGO
306. KISEMBO HAKIM OF BWAISE
307. KYEYUNE SAM OF BWAISE
308. BUWEMBO JULIUS OF ENTEBBE

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309. KAGIMU LAWREENCE PICKED FROM KALERWE
310. FAISO KIGONGO OF KAZO, KAWEMPE
311. MUWANGUZI STEVEN OF GOMBA
312. MUWONGE WARREN OF KISASI
313. NSAMBA KASIM OF BUSABALA
314. KAWUMA MARVIN ISAACS OF KYEBANDO
315. TENDO GEOFREY OF MASAKA
316. NANYONDO ALLEN OF BWAISE
317. MUKISA HAMZA OF BUSIA

318. ZALWANGO FRANCIS OF KAWEMPE


319. MARK MUTUNGI OF NAKASEKKE
320. SEDIBA MISACH OF MUKONO
321. KARIM SSEMPIJJA MUKONO
322. TUHIMBISE LEWIS OF MUKONO
323. KIBIRANGO KASSIM OF KIBULI
324. KAMARA JOHNSON OF KIBULI
325. KAVUMA MUSA OF BWAISE
326. AINEBYONA HERBERT OF WANDEGEYA
327. SSENTAMU RONALD OF KYEBANDO
328. OKEBA HASSAN OF KIREKA
329. BUSULWA ERIC OF NANSANA
330. KATUMBA HAMUZA OF MPIGI
331. MUSANA SWAIBU OF NAKULABYE
332. MAYANJA PHILLIP OF NAKULABYE
333. MASABA KARIM OF MAKINDYE
334. HAMUZA SAID! MAATO OF KAWALA
335. KASUJJA JAMES OF WANDEGEYA
336. KYOMUHENDO DAVID OF NALUKOLONGO
337. MALE HARUNA OF MUTUNDWE
338. SSEBULIBA MARTIN OF NAKIFUMA
339. BABU KARIM LUYINDA OF MUKONO
340. KIZITO SAMUEL NSUBUGA OF MUKONO
341. MAWEJJE BRAXTON OF KAGOMA
342. MENYA BOAZ PICKED FROM NAKASERO MARKET
343. MUKISA ARAFAT OF MASAKA
344. KAGERE HIKAB OF KASUBI
345. MOSES KALULE OF KASUBI
346. TUMWINE ROBERT OF WANDEGEYA
347. SSERUYENDA FAROUK OF KAMWOKYA

348. SSIMBWA GODFREY OF NAKASERO


349. MUGISHAABDUL OF SSEMBABULE
350. JUMAH KYOBE OF OLD KAMPALA
351. KAMYA STANLEY OF KYANJA
352. ASUMANI SHARIF SALONGO OF KASUBI

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353. MUWANGUZI BOSCO OF KITENDE
354. WINSTON DDAMULIRA OF KIRA
355. MUGOYA SAMUEL OF BUVUMA
356. FAHAD MUKIIBI OF BUKOTO
357. KATONGOLE RASHID OF KISEKKA MARKET
358. OPIRA FRANKLIN OF KINAWATAKA
359. HUMURE SANKARA THOMAS OF LWENGO
360. STEVEN SSEREMBE OF NAGURU GO-DOWN
361. KIMBOWA LAMUEL OF NAGURU GO-DOWN
362. BOMBOKA BENARD OF KUBBIRI
363. KALUNGI DAVIS OF SSONDE, PICKED FROM KISEKKA MARKET
364. BUKENYA FRAVIAN OF BAKULI
365. KYARIMPA SOWEDI OF NAKULABYE
366. MARK JOEL MUGANGA OF NAMUNGOONA
367. DDAMBA CHARLES OF KIWATULE
368. HAKIM TREVOR MWANJE OF KIBULI
369. JJEMBA KATONGOLE OF KAWUKU
370. NAGAWA ROSELINE OF NAKAWA
371. TINDIMWEBWA MARTIN OF MENGO
372. WANDA FAUSTIN OF GABA
373. KAMBO ALEX OF JINJA
374. OWORI JAMES STUART OF BUKOTO
375. BUNJO DANIEL OF MAGANJO
376. ISINGOMA XAVIER JULIUS OF KYEBANDO
377. BUWEMBO SHAKIM OF NAJJA

378. OBULEJO ISMAIL OF WESTNILE


379. HAKIM ABILE OF WESTNILE
380. TELLAJUMA OF WESTNILE
381. MANGWI HENRY OF WESTNILE
382. JURUNGO NYORIMA OF WESTNILE
383. MANJO ROBINSON OF WESTNILE
384. OKELLO SYSON OF KITGUM
385. ORYEM FANTA OF PADER
386. CANOGURA SIMPSON OF LAMWO
387. OTIM BRIAN MANUEL OF GULU CITY
388. OPOKA JAMES OF GULU CITY
389. JACOB HILLARY OYELLA OF AMURU
390. WAMBI KENNETH OF MBALE
391. KATONGOLE RASHID OF MBALE CITY
392. BWANIKAJOSEPHAT OF BUSIA
393. KAPPO CHARLES OF BUSIA
394. MADOI MUHAMMAD OF MBALE CITY
395. ISAAC MARTIN KYEMBA OF JINJA
396. BYANDALA MARISENSIO OF MUKONO
397. TALIWAKU AKRAM OF KANYANYA
398. MOSES BOGERE HANNINGTON OF KAANYANYA

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399. KATUSIIME MATHEW OF KATWE
400. JOHN-MARY KYASA OF SSEGUKU
401. HUSSEIN MUBIRU KALORI OF KYENGERA
402. MIKE CHARLES JOMWE OF LUZIRA
403. MUWANGA ROBERT OF LUZIRA
404. KASYATE JIM-REEVES OF KINAWATAKA
405. SSEBULIBA GEORGE RONNIE OF KIBUYE

406. SSEMAMBO GORDON MICHAEL OF KAWUKU


407. ABDUSALAAM MUDDE OF MUTUNGO
408. MASANSO CHARLES OF LUKULI, MAKINDYE
409. TONNIE KIVUMBI DON OF KATALE, SSEGUKU
410. KABONGE ABDUL NASSER OF KALERWE
411. SSEKYEWA JOHNSON OF BUIKWE
412. SSEKAJJA GODFREY, NAKITOMA, NAKASONGOLA
413. KAMUGISHA SULAIMAN OF NJERU
414. SENYONDO BASHIR OF KITEEZI
415. BRUHAN ABDUL SWAIBU OF MENGO
416. GASANA MARK FAUSTINE OF LUGALA
417. BUKENYA RAMADHAN OF KIRA
418. JOHN-MARK BUGEMBE OF KIBULI
419. KAWUKI COLLIN OF MUKONO MUNICIPALITY
420. KATUMBA IVAN OF MUTUNDWE
421. WALUSIMBI ABDALLAH OF MUKONO MUNICIPALITY
422. KATWERE RICHARD OF KISENYI
423. KIBALAMA JOHN BOSCO - MISSING SINCE 2019

LIST OF ABDUCTEES WHO HAVE SINCE RESURFACED

1. KAGIMU UMARU OF NANSANA


2. MUKASA JUMAH OF MUKONO NORTH
3. TWAHA KAGIMU OF MUKONO NORTH
4. MUHAMMED NUHU OF MUKONO NORTH
5. ISMA SSENKUBUGE OF MUKONO NORTH
6. MALE MUSA OF MUKONO NORTH
7. SOWEDI KASIBANTE OF MUKONO NORTH
8. TAKUWA OF MUKONO NORTH
9. JUMAH OF MUKONO NORTH
10. JOHN TIM KYAZZE OF NANSANA
41. FAIZOL KALULU OF JINJA CITY
12. MUGABI DEUS OF KAWEMPE
13. SSEGUYA MUKASA KENNETH OF NDEJJE
14. DENIS LUWAGA OF KAWUKU
15. MUSOKE GEORGE NSUBUGA OF KAWUKU
16. KALULE EDWARD OF KAWUKU
17. MUWANGUZI MOSES OF KAWUKU

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18. BUKENYA MOSES
19. BWANIKA DAVID ALIAS SELECTOR DAVIE
20. OBULEJO MIRAJI OF WESTNILE
21. MUMA MOSE OF WESTNILE
22. MANGWI SIMON OF WESTNILE
23. APIKU OSMAN OF WESTNILE
24. NDAULA HASSAN PICKED FROM WEST NILE
25. OLEGA ISHAQ OF YUMBE
26. HADAD SALIM OF ARUA
27. THABU MBEKI
28. BRENDA ATIM LAKER
29. MAGUNDA GODFREY
30. KIGOZI JOSEPH
31. SSEMANDA JUDE
32. KIBIRANGO MOSES
33. KATABAZI JAMES
34. KASIRYE HANNINGTON
35. KATONGOLE FRED
36. SSOZI ISMAIL
37. LUYIMA ASHRAF
38. KISITU JOSEPH
39. BWANIKA DAVID
40. KAGIMU UMARU
41. SSEMPIJA RICHARD

LIST OF PEOPLE POWER / NUP WHO WERE MURDERED DURING THE CAMPAIGNS

1. SSENTEZA FRANK KALIBBALA


2. IBRAHIM MUTAASA
3. WILLY KAYON DO OF KUBBIRI ROUNDABOUT
4. SOPHIE KUSASIRA OF KALERWE B MARKET
5. BAKER KATO LUBWAMA SHOT FROM NAMULANDA
6. MARTIN OWEKIKYE
7. TUSUBIRA ELIJAH
8. ELIJAH MUKIBI KAATE OF LUWEERO
9. UMARU SSEMAKULA OF ENTEBBE/GOMBA
10. KATWERE KIMULI OF SEETA
11. MUSISI ALLAN KITETE MUKONO
12. PETER MWANJE OF NANSANA
13. MUGERWA WILLIAM OF WANKULUKUKU
14. BAATIO SOFI OF OBONGI
15. AL IONJI NOBERT OF OBONGI
16. FUNGROO MORO OF OBONGI
17. SHAABA SARAF OF OBONGI
18. AKIM ABILE OF OBONGI - DELIBERATELY DROWNED BY UPF AND UPDF ON
15TH JAN., 2021

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19. BUKERE NUHU ABDUCTED FROM MUKONO MUNICIPALITY, MURDERED AND
DUMPED IN KALANGALA

LIST OF PEOPLE POWER / NUP WHO WERE MURDERED BEFORE THE


CAMPAIGNS

1. YASIN KAWUMA
2. DANI EL KYEYUNE
3. RITA NABUKENYA
4. VICENT SSERUGAYA
5. KALENDE YUSUF
6. WALUGEMBE RAPHAEL
7. MICHAEL KALINDA
8. ASUMAN WALYENDO
9. CHARL ES MUTYABU LE
10. LUKOMA STEPHEN
11. HAKIM SSEKAMWA
12. HANNINGTON SSEWAN KAMBO AKA SWEET PEPSI

NUP SUPPORTERS ABDUCTED AND ARRAIGNED BEFORE THE DIVISION COURT


MARTIAL AT KAKIRI AND THE GENERAL COURT MARTIAL AT MAKINDYE

1. MUKWAYA SAMIHU
2. MAYANJJA AMIRI
3. JJUKO JOHN
4. SSEKITO JUSHUA
5. KAFUMA YAKUB
6. EMU DAVID
7. SEBBI ABDUL KARIM MUSANA.
8. MUTEBI RONALD
9. KWEYAMBA VINCENT SALONGO
10. KATAMBA ASHRAF
11. ABDULRAHMAN SAAD
12. KATAMBA ARAFAT
13. NSAMBA ROGER
14. KASUJA JOSEPH
15. AMANYA JULIUS
16. KARENDE BENARD
17. MALE EDWARD
18. SSERUWAGI KASSIM
19. LULE STEPHEN
20. NUWAGABA FRANK
21. MUTEBI HASSAN
22. SUNDAY
23. KAGIMU UMARU.

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24. AWIGE ASHRAF
25. BISAASO IVAN
26. KIGOZI ISMA
27. SSENFUMA ISMA
28. MUGUME OBED
29. MUYOMBA EDWARD
30. MUGENYI DENNISS
31. NTEGE JOSHUA
32. KAMPIGANO GEOFREY
33. KITAMIRIKE ANTHONY
34. SSERUNKUUMA JOHN-BOSCO
35. WASSWA KASOZI SSAKU
36. LUBYAYI GODFREY
37. AHIMBISIBWE MARVIN
38. SSIMBWA SSEBULIBA
39. KIBALAMA TONNY
40. SSEKAJJA CYAVIN
41. MAKUBUYA BRIAN
42. GABULA HARUNA
43. MUTEBI SHAFIK
44. BAALE JOSEPH A.K.A MAKOONA
45. KABEGA ABDUL MAJID
46. KIBALAMA RONALD
47. SEBATA HENRY
48. SEKIGANDA BASHIR
49. MULINDWA CHRISTOPHER
50. SENFUMA MOSES
51. SENTAMU FRED
52. NSIMBE FRANCIS
53. WASWA ISA
54. MAWEJJE EDDY ODIAMBO SHADRACK
55. BISASO IVAN
56. AWUYE SHARIF
57. SSENFUMA ISAH
58. KEMPAGANA GEOFREY
59. MUGENYA DENIS
60. KAYIWA JULIUS
61. OPOYA AWADDI
62. NKORWA SHARRIF
63. BUNJO CHRISTOPHER
64. NYO MBI MOSES
65. SSEMWOGERERE LAWRENCE
66. SSENTONGO REAGAN
67. BUWEMBO JULIUS
68. KIGOZI JAMILU
69. ARINAITWE CYRUS
70. WASIN DE SHAF IK

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71. SSEKATTE PAUL
72. MAWANDA MEDIN
73. KASIRYE RONALD
74. BASllMA ABDU KATIMBA
75. LUTAKOM E JOEL
76. SERUGO GEOFREY
77. ABDUL
78. SSEMAKULA MUHAMMED
79. LUBANYI GEOFREY
80. SIMBWA EMMAN UEL
81. KAYEMBA HASSAN
82. MATOVU JUMA
83. AMUNGA MEDDIE
84. OJIJI DAVID
85. SHAFIK UMAR
86. LUTAKOM E ANDREW
87. KABOGOZA PETER
88. ALVIN ANYO
89. TELIGANGA RICHARD
90. NKALUBO SHARIF
91. KATO AKIRAN
92. WASSWA DAVIS
93. KAYOND O HAZARD
94. KAJUNA AMIS
95. KIGUNDU RONALD
96. TUMUSllME RASHID
97. BBOSA SOWED
98. SSERWADDA TRAZAG ET
99. MUZAMIR MUHAMM ED
100. ISINGOMA GODFREY
101. KATUSHABE SILVER
102. KAYIWA RONALD
103. JJUNJU RONALD
104. OPUT MOSES
105. NGANDA GEOFREY
106. MUSINGUZI CHRISTOPHER
107. MATOVU PETER
108. OKELLO MAXWELL
109. BYAM UKAMA MUSA
110. SSEKYEWA SAMUEL
111. MAWAN DA SHARIF
112. SSEGUYA PIUS
113. MUBIRU SULAIMAN
114. GAYISA PAU L
115. KIVIRO RIDAD
116. KABllJO SHARI F
117. SETOKE CHARL ES

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118. KATONGOLE GODFREY
119. NSUBUGA STEVEN
120. JOVAN MUBIRU
121. KATUMBA ABUDAVA BASSIMA
122. NYANZI WILLIAM
123. SSEMAKULA HASSAN
124. KYALIMPA KENNY
125. MUDDE NTAMB I ROBINSON
126. KAMPALA LUKEMAN
127. BUKEN ALI
128. SSEBUWUFU EDWARD
129. MATOVU ADAM
130. TAMALE IBRA
131. MWANGA MUZAFALU
132. KAFUKO STANLEY
133. KIVUMBI ACHILEO
134. ONZIMA GEOFREY
135. AGABA ANTHONY
136. KIVUMBI ROBERT
137. SSEBIRANDA SAMSON
138. NAJJA SHARI FF
139. SSEMANDA BRIAN
140. KATUMBA ROBERT
141. MPANGA CHARLES
142. MUTALYA GEOFFREY
143. KYABAGU GESERWA
144. KALYANGO BAKER
145. MULiMiRA MUSA
146. MUTUMBA SAM
147. KALEMA RICHARD
148 . KARAMAGI ALEX
149 . OYERWOT DANIEL
150. MUKASA HUSSEIN
151. SUNDAY JOHN BOSCO
152. MUGANGA ISMA 153. TAMAL E FAHAD 154 . MURUSHA BASHIR
155. NSUBUGA MUHAM MAD
156. KIGONGO FAISAL
157. JOHN BOSCO SSERUNKUMA
158. ROGERS GALIWANGO

GRANTED BAIL BY THE GENERAL COURT MARTIAL, MAKINDYE

1. RACHEAL AKIKI TUSllME


2. NANSOVE SAP HINAH
3. NAMWANJE JAMIRA KALYANGO
4 . MPANGA CHARLES

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5. MUSISI BENEDICT
6. MllRO JOHN
7. OBICHO BONNY
8. NAMU BIRU FATUMAH
9. NAMUYIMBA JOY
10. TWASH EMERIRWE MONICA
11. LUTAAYA OLIVER
12. NTEGE WILLIAM
13. ISMAIL NYANZI KADDU
14. NAMBOOZO SHAKI RA

GRANTED BAIL BY THE DIVISION COURT MARTIAL AT KAKIRI


1. MAGUNDA GODFREY
2. KIGOZI JOSEPH
3. SSEMANDA JUDE
4 . KIBIRANGO MOSES
5. KATABAZI JAMES
6. KASIRYE HANNINGTON
7. KATONGOLE FRED
8. SSOZI ISMAIL
9. LUYIMA ASHRAF
10. KISITU JOSEPH
11. BWANI KA DAVID
12. KAGIMU UMARU
13. SSEMPIJA RICHARD

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