Justice Catherine Bamugemereire who led the Judicial Commission of inquiry into theft of the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) funds meant for road construction has revealed that her life and that of the other commissioners on the probe are under threat.
Bamugemereire whose report released in May this year showed that a whopping Shs4 trillion had been embezzled by UNRA officials within seven years on Saturday said all the commissioners on the UNRA probe have been receiving text messages and phone calls from different people threatening to end their lives for their role in UNRA probe.
“I handed to police all the messages and phone numbers of people who have been calling me with death threats but nothing has been done,” she said.
According to Bamugemereire, some of the commissioners want to run into other countries because those who send them threatening messages reportedly say they will end up like that of the late Senior state Attorney Joan Kagezi.
Kagezi, a senior Principle State Attorney was murdered last year while handling a high profile case involving the 2010 Kampala twin bombings at Kyadondo and Kabalagala that killed at least 76 people who were watching the football world cup finals between Spain and the Netherlands.
“ I have been counselling some them and advising them to stay but they say their lives and that of their families is under threat. I reported to president Museveni who beefed up our security but just the other day, one of our body guards was shot dead by a fellow police officer. We reported to police but nothing has been done upto now,” he lamented.