KAWEMPE division woman councilor Rukia Namuwanga who was reportedly kidnapped has been found and police has noticed that, the clothes she was putting on were very clean not for someone who has spent two days in the bush where captors allegedly left her.
In a press statement released by Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesman SP Patrick Onyango, councilor Namuwanga who represents Bwaise I, II and III and a resident of Kazo Central zone, “Who was allegedly kidnapped on Monday 7/9/2020 has resurfaced.”
She resurfaced last evening in Wobulenzi in Luwero district.
According to her statement made at Kawempe Police Station, Namuwanga alleges that on Monday, she left her home at 0900 hours going to the nearby pharmacy to buy drugs.
She bought the drugs as she was returning home, she allegedly met a woman holding a knife who ordered her to enter the vehicle which was nearby.
She did not recognize the woman or the number plate of the vehicle.
Inside the vehicle, she alleges that there were two men who blindfolded her and they drove off.
She says, when they reached a certain place, where her captors removed the piece of cloth from her face.
The captors gave her yellow bananas and a tablet. She ate the banana but refused to take the tablet.
Namuwanga says, she was forced to take it and after taking it she became unconscious.
“At the time she regained consciousNess, she realised that she was in a bush and she was weak. She managed to gather energy to walk up to the road where she met a woman and she asked the woman to take her to the Chairperson LC I.” Says police, quoting her statement on the file.
This is when the LCI chairperson called Police of Wobulenzi that picked her from his home.
“Police in Wobulenzi got in touch with Kawempe and she was brought to Kawempe Police Station where she made a brief statement and Police directed her to go for medical treatment.” Says Onyango, adding that, “The person who reported her case of disappearance informed police that she went missing at 0600 hours and for her she says that she left home at 0900 hours.”
Police is still investigating a case of kidnap.
FDC PRESIDENT AMURIAT PUT LUKIA KIDNAP ON GOVT
Earlier, in a press statement from FDC President Eng. Patrick Oboi Amuriat which was widely circulated, he accused Government of having kidnapped Councilor Lukia.
The statement read, “We are saddened to announce the sudden disappearance of Ms. Nalongo Namwanga Lukia, the Bwaise 1 Parish Woman Councilor to Kawempe Division Urban Council in Kampala City. She also doubles as the FDC NEC member serving as Deputy Secretary for Local Government.”
“Our sources indicate that she was abducted in the wee hours from her home in Kazo – Bwaise, Kawempe Division by plain clothed security.” Said Amuriat.
He told media how Kawempe South MP Hon. Munyagwa Mubarak and other leaders tried to reach her but to no availf since her phones were left in her house as the security men whisked her away.
“We suspect that she was abducted because of her opposition political views and activities. We don’t expect this to happen in any a country that claims to be democratic.” Stated Amuriat noting that, “We see this as an infringement on the inalienable rights of Councilor Namwanga to assemble, speak and belong to a Political Party like the FDC. FDC isn’t an outlawed society.”
FDC President said, “We hold Police and security organs totally responsible for the disappearance of Nalongo Namwanga Lukia because they have the duty of protecting citizens of Uganda and their properties as the law mandates them and there should never have been the perpetrators of such unlawful actions.”
However police says, Namuwanga is giving a very different story from that of her FDC bosses.
LUKIA AND FDC STOP CHEAP POLITICS – NRM
Responding to FDC claims that their member was kidnapped by State Agencies, Mr. Gad Kwikiriza one of ruling NRM top mobilizers urged the Najjanankumbi party and their member to desist from cheap politics ahead of 2021 polls.
Kwikiriza wrote, “Why should govt do that? Unless if the abduction is related to a love affair gone bad!! There is no sympathy vote this time. Tell your members to work harder. No more jokes, carry your cross.”