Uganda People’s Defense Forces’ Member of Parliament Brig. Felix Kulayigye has come out to condemn the acts of abducting Ugandan citizens as a criminal offence that needs to be stopped.
Kulayigye’s comments come at a time when a number of Ugandan citizens, mainly political activists and opposition supporters continue to be killed and kidnapped and taken to unknown places by security operatives who are always in plain clothes.
While speaking on NBS Television’s Morning show the Morning Breeze on Thursday, Kulayigye said that kidnaps should be a thing of the past and condemned, adding that if anyone has a problem with a citizen, they should simply arrest and take them to the courts of law.
“Abduction is criminal. You have to declare once you have someone in your custody. Their family should be informed. I condemn the abduction and I want to be on record for that,” he said.
Last week, Police Dep. IGP Paul Lokech issued a 48-hour ultimatum to CID director Brig Gen. Chris Ddamulira, including Criminal investigations director and his boss AIGP Grace Akulo to have all people that were abducted by security operatives be delivered to the courts of law.
Kulayigye also had some piece of information for opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi saying that political actors like him [Kyagulanyi] should determine whether the country moves forward or stay ‘in the electioneering mode’.
“Elections come, elections go. The decision to move forward is going to be determined in Kampala,” Kulayigye added.
The recent spate of abductions were being carried out by men who swarm the victim’s homes in ‘Drones’ and have since killed a number of Ugandans including renowned boxing administrator Isaac Ssenyange ‘Mando’ among others who were abducted and taken to unknown places.
Justin Juuko, and Uganda Musician, Navio’s Body Guard Joe Vegas Lubega are among the few released back to their families.