Mbabazi bodyguard goes missing


Aine being arrested in Jinja recently

The head of Amama Mbabazi’s security team, Christopher Aine has gone missing.

The spokesperson of Mbabazi’s campaign team, Josephine Nkangi, says Aine was kidnapped by Uganda Police Flying Squad.

Nkangi says Aine was picked up at 6am from Kyanja.

She said the officers who arrested him had no arrest warrant.

The deputy police spokesperson, Polly Namaye, told us she is unaware of the incident and directed us to her senior.

Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, never picked our repeated phone calls.

Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, asked for 30 minutes to verify the report and get back to us.

The deputy youth leader of the Go Forward team, Tony Kirembwe Ssebugwawo, told reporters on Tuesday that police officers were seen monitoring their offices.

Onyango denied the allegation that police had invaded Go Forward offices at Lumumba Avenue in Nakasero and occupied them.

He said possibly those seen at Amama’s offices were his security team given by electoral commission to all presidential candidates.

These events come at a time Police Chief Kale Kayihura issued a warning to Mbabazi to disarm militia or get arrested.

The threat was in reference to an incident on Sunday in Ntungamo where Mbabazi men beat up President Yoweri Museveni’s supporters leaving scores injured.

Kayihura had also promised to arrest Mbabazi’s security team which he described as militia [made up of kanyamas].

Police is yet to confirm whether the disappearance of Aine, the head of Mbabazi’s security team this morning, is part of their follow up on Kayihura’s threat.

In September, Aine was arrested and charged with assault, resisting arrest, obstructing police officers on duty and escaping from safe custody.

Aine was charged before Jinja Grade 1 magistrate, Immaculate Nyamwenge, following a 12th September, 2015 incident at Kazimingi Industrial Park in Jinja Municipality, in which Aine with others at large reportedly assaulted two Police officers while executing their duties.

SP Edgar Nyabongo and ASP James Katushabe are the officers said to have been assaulted.

Aine denied all the charges and was granted bail.

He was kidnapped afterwards in Kampala by unknown people while leaving Nakasero offices.

Police denied arresting him but it was later discovered that he was detained at Nalufenya police station in Jinja town.

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