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Internal Affairs Minister expected to present a list of “kidnapped” people

Gen Jeje Odongo, Minister of Internal Affairs (Courtesy Photo)

Internal Affairs Minister, General Haji Abubaker Jeje Odongo is expected to present to Parliament a list of all Ugandans who were kidnapped by security agencies before, during and after the January 14 general election.

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga on Wednesday tasked the Gen Odong to present the list saying the continued refusal to make the list public is a violation of rights of all these people.

Ms Kadaga’s directive followed a concern raised by Kawempe North MP Latif Ssebagala, urging her to reign on security agencies that have failed to respond to the presidential directive to publish the list.

Meanwhile, Defence and Veteran Affairs Minister Adolf Mwesige denied knowledge of such a list saying that all the said all persons arrested by security agencies had been handed over to police.

National Unity Platform leader Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, recently released a list of at least 245 people he says were abducted by security operatives.

On Twitter, Bobi Wine said his team had hundreds of other names that were still being verified before they could be published.

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