KAMPALA – Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, has decried the torture that Michael Kalinda, commonly known as Ziggy Wyne underwent before his demise at Mulago hospital on Sunday.
This website visited Ziggy Wine on Sunday shortly before his death and found him being fed from tubes inserted through his nose. He was unable to talk or recognize anyone.
And now Bobi Wine says Ugandans must do all they can to redeem the country from torture at the hands’ unknown individuals who he said work for the state.
“Ziggy Wyne’s last days on earth were very painful. Those who kidnapped him did to him the worst things a human being can do to another- cut off his fingers, plucked out his eye, grossly tortured him, and left him to die a very painful death,” he wrote on his Facebook wall on Monday.
“Ziggy was a solid member of the Firebase Crew. A hard-working young man, and a strong supporter of people power. Like many young Ugandans, he was looking forward to a better country. It is very painful that our brother had to go through this,” he added.
The music producer went missing on July 21 and later unknown people dropped him at Mulago Hospital casuality award half-dead. According to the family members, who found him on August 1, he was found badly tortured, with one of his eyes oozing blood.
Bobi Wine said many People Power supporters are disappearing mysteriously.
“Friends, the state of our country is worrying. Ziggy is just one of the countless people who are kidnapped, tortured and murdered daily in our nation. We receive reports of many supporters disappearing, while others have died in questionable ways, including suspicious accidents. As we mourn our brother, may we resolve to work even harder to redeem our country from this terror,” he said.
“I don’t know how those who carry out these atrocities on the citizens of Uganda hope to pay back for the tears they have caused to so many families and communities,” he added.
In hospital on Sunday, one of the family members, who declined to be identified, said: “We fear everybody because we do not know who wanted to kill him. We are suspicious of every person who comes to see him,” she added.
When contacted, Mr Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan spokesperson, said the family has not yet lodged a formal complaint to police so that they investigate the matter.