After accusations of kidnapping, police said they have no idea where former MP Munyagwa is.
Mubarak Munyagwa, a former Kawempe South Member of Parliament, was alleged to have been abducted over the weekend, and police say they have no idea where he is.
Munyagwa was taken by men in a drone, a sort of van regularly used by Ugandan security agents to carry out operations, it was alleged over the weekend.
When queried about it, Police spokesperson Fred Enanga stated no formal report or complaint concerning Munyagwa’s disappearance had been filed with the police.
“We have not received any formal complaint or report regarding the alleged kidnapping, but we have heard and seen about it on social media.” The circumstances are unclear, and all we know is that he was intercepted by a drone while on his way to a talk show on NBS TV,” Enanga said.
He explained that, despite the fact that they had just observed the claimed kidnapping on social media, the former MP is not in the custody of any law enforcement agency.
“Neither the Crime Intelligence nor the CID directorates have acknowledged that he was apprehended.” It means that the investigation into the alleged kidnapping is still ongoing.”
The news comes as Munyagwa, a long-time member and supporter of the Forum for Democratic Change, has begun attacks against the National Unity Platform and its president, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine.
“How do you tell people that President Museveni is a dictator who wishes everyone harm, that he is a murderer, when the same people see you every day on your beach in a luxury yacht enjoying with your wife while music is blasting?” Munyagwa remarked last week.
“Are you and your political friends throwing parties and weddings while claiming to be deposing a dictator?”
Munyagwa claimed that the NUP had lost its way and that the party could not be trusted to depose Museveni.
“Some have already purchased homes in the United States. The regime gives them a lot of money. It’s a shame,” Munyagwa said.
However, using his social media accounts, the head of the opposition in parliament responded to him.
“This one should be warned that NUP understands how to make him unemployed and destitute!! When he chaired COSASE, a man who couldn’t deliver a committee report in two and a half years ought to shut talking right now for his own good!”
Munyagwa, a contender for the Kawempe South parliamentary seat, was kidnapped and presumed killed two months before the 2011 national election.
He was however later found and it was reported that he had staged his own abduction to get political mileage.
Munyagwa later won the election to become the Kawempe South MP but in the 2021 general election, he lost the seat to NUP’s Bashir Mbaziira Kazibwe.