Mwenda: Mbabazi staged raid on lawyers offices


Senior journalist Andrew Mwenda said presidential candidate, Amama Mbabazi, staged the raid on his lawyers’ offices on Tuesday night.

Unknown people broke into Fred Muwema and Muhammad Mbabazi’s offices in the same night and stole documents as well as computers.

Mbabazi later accused police of orchestrating the criminal act that saw files related to his election petition currently in Supreme Court stolen.

To the contrary, Mwenda suggests this was an inside job.

“After thorough investigations (and I really mean thorough) I have come to the conclusion that the raid on the law chambers of Amama Mbabazi’s lawyers was an inside job,” Mwenda wrote on March 10, 2016.

He added: “I now believe state security agencies were least likely to have been involved, and it’s most likely it was an own job.”

The government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo, too described the incident as an inside job stage-managed for propaganda purposes.

According to deputy police spokesperson, Polly Namaye, police doesn’t know who broke into the offices.

“We have opened up a file with the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) Division in Kireka,” she said while appearing on TV.

“We are investigating the claims that police broke into the lawyers’ offices.” She said a security guard and supervisor at Mbabazi lawyers’ offices were taken in to record statements.

“There are people out there who are out to downplay our role in securing this country Amama Mbabazi petition. It is not that we [police] are not reacting; we are simply not reactionary.”

She said some people in the media are not following their code of ethics. “What do they expect police to do with them? We have since allowed the lawyers to continue with their work at their offices after we collected evidence. Fingerprints were lifted off Mbabazi lawyers’ offices as part of investigations.”

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