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Sejusa aide, Bigirwa, loses dad after leaving jail


Mzee Musenja


Mr Moses Bigirwa, a prominent youth activist and close aide of the Free Uganda Chairman and National Coordinator of Platform to Rescue Uganda, General David Sejusa, who was arrested last week, has now lost a father.

Mzee Yokosani Musenja passed away on the evening of 19th May 2015 at the age of 82.

Burial is to take place on Thursday 21st May 2015 at 4pm in Buyende district.

“Free Uganda would like to express our sincere condolences to Comrade Bigirwa at this time of great sadness for him, his family and relatives,” Dr. Vincent Magombe, Press Secretary Free Uganda and head of PRU Diaspora Mobilisation, said in a statement.

“May the God Almighty provide strength and comfort to Comrade Moses Bigirwa and his family, so that they may be able to overcome the incredible pain of losing a beloved one.”

Magombe added: “We pray for the departed father of our fellow liberator, that his soul may rest in eternal peace.”

Son incarcerated for criticising Museveni

Mzee Yokosani Musenja passed on two days after his son, Bigirwa, also a Democratic Party youth leader and activist, had just been released from jail.

Bigirwa was released on Police bond on Sunday and ordered to return to the police station Monday, 18 May 2015.




Bigirwa was arrested last week on orders of Kampala South police commander, Siraje Bakaleke, who according to activists, continues to violate human rights by putting flimsy charges on Bigirwa and insisting that he should report back to police.

“Free Uganda is closely monitoring the situation and will continue to demand for the total freedom of Comrade Bigirwa and other political activists who are being taunted by Kale Kayihura, Siraje Bakaleke and other misguided police officers,” Magombe said.

He added: “The struggle to free Uganda will continue unabated in spite of this wanton harassment.”

Bigirwa was detained after he featured on a local radio station, Bukede Radio, where he criticised the regime of Mr Yoweri Museveni, and is now being held at Katwe police station.

Bakaleke, also ordered the arrest and detention of top opposition leaders like Dr Kizza Besigye and Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, as well as several youth activists merely because they were involved in an on-going campaign for electoral reforms.

Yesterday, he was at Parliament where female activists were undressed and another, Ingrid Turinawe, the FDC Women League leader, arrested.

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