Dr. Lawrence Muganga, Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University and Chairman of the Bavandimwe, an association of Rwandans born in Uganda, is in the custody of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF).
Dr. Muganga was dragged into a waiting drone van from his office at Victoria University in Kampala, under the watchful eye of impotent private security officers stationed throughout the building and the proximity of dead quiet spectators.
Witnesses recorded Dr. Muganga being surrounded by plain-clothed guys armed to the teeth who were unconcerned about their surroundings, taking their time to lead him into the van and then monitoring the area before cruising off to an unknown place.
Dr. Muganga, who was born in Masaka, Uganda, was detained for unlawful stay in the country, according to UPDF Spokesperson Brig General Flavia Byekwaso.
“Reports on social media that Dr. Lawrence Muganga, Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University, was abducted are incorrect. Joint Security Forces apprehended him on suspicion of espionage and unlawful entry into the nation. In a tweet, Byekwaso stated, “Investigations into the situation have begun.”
Dr. Muganga was born in Masaka, Uganda’s central district, but has spent the most of his life in Canada and Rwanda, where he studied and worked.
Dr. Muganga was the chairperson of the Rwanda Young Network from December 2007 to July 2010, which strives to increase youth engagement in peacebuilding, good governance, and transformative leadership.
Between April 2010 to July 2010, Dr. Muganga worked as a Senior Fellow and Coordinator – Strategy and Competitiveness at the Rwanda Institute of Administration and Management.
Dr. Muganga is an author, researcher, authentic learning enthusiast, policy & strategy advisor, and performance management specialist located in Edmonton, Canada, according to his LinkedIn page.
Dr. Muganga has worked in Canada, Ethiopia, and Rwanda, focusing on policy research, planning, development, implementation, and evaluation for disadvantaged populations.