KAMPALA — The National Unity Platform (NUP) has demanded the release of this party founder, Mr Moses Nkonge Kibalama, whom they say was arrested on armed security men on Wednesday night.
NUP spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi on Thursday said that Kibalama’s home was raided on Wednesday night by a combined force of police and UPDF personnel under unclear reasons. He was later whisked away to an unknown destination where he is currently under custody.
“Our legal team will today follow up. We want to know where he is being held and what the reasons of the detention could be,” Ssenyonyi told journalists.
“This intimidation will not stop NUP from operating. We want the security team to release Kibalama unconditionally,” he adds. He said their legal team spearheaded by Anthony Wameli and Shamim Malende will engage with the security agencies over Kibalama’s whereabouts.
Police spokesman Fred Enanga and his UPDF counterpart Brig Flavia Byekwaso were not immediately available to answer our queries on whether their soldiers arrested Kibalama.
In August, Kibalama, who passed on the leadership of NUP to Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine said he was getting threats from strangers.
Mr Kibalama who served as Obote’s escort and driver yesterday that after he publically passed the leadership of the NUP party to Bobi Wine, he received physical attacks and threatening calls while at his home in Buwambo Village, Wakiso District.
“A group of people crept into my home but because of my personal security, I managed to detect them and sneaked out of the home and went to sleep in a hotel around town. This was not the first time because they have been calling me and threatening me,” Mr Kibalama said then.