Two days ago information emerged that soldiers had surrounded the home of Kibalama found in Nansana municipality in Wakiso district and had taken him to unknown location with his known cell phone switched off.
People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) has admitted that sister security agencies are
holding former President of the National Unity Platform - NUP, Moses Nkonge Kibalama.
Speaking to reporters today at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Brig. Flavia
Byekwaso, the spokesperson of the UPDF said that whereas it’s true that other
security agencies are holding Kibalama for his own safety, she declined to name who was holding him. She also made it clear that UPDF is not involved in the operation.
Byekwaso, however, added that whoever is holding Kibalama is doing so for a good reason. She says that security forces have credible information that there
were people who wanted to harm him.
of soldiers at his premises is for a good reason…
From what I picked there were intelligence reports that indicated threats to
his life and planned violence to his premises. So these are security guards protecting
his premises,” said Byekwaso.
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Two days ago, information emerged that soldiers
had surrounded the home of Kibalama found in Nansana municipality in Wakiso
district, and had taken him to an unknown location with his known cellphone
switched off. Byewkaso who refused to
disclose the actual nature of threat said that the security was holding Kibalama
in order to give him maximum security.
me why because everybody knows how to do their work. The security depends on
the gravity of the threat if in their assessment the threat required them to
remove him and put him somewhere to give him maximum security that is what is
going on,” says Byekwaso.
Yesterday, a video of Kibalama emerged online
denouncing Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the new president of NUP. In the video where
Kibalama looked seemingly composed but tired, said Kyagulanyi had failed to meet
his part of the bargain.
He said he had been promised USD 5 million but none of
this has materialized. He also admitted that indeed he had left out members of
his party when they held a delegate’s conference in July in which they elected
Kyagulanyi and his confidants as the new leaders of the 16-year-old party.
“When someone comes up with an offer as good
as five million US dollars, any individual will go in for the same. That’s how
we fell into the trap. If we didn’t bring in People Power group, the party would
still be flourishing,” said Kibalama.
But speaking to reporters today following
a court appearance in which his leadership of the party is challenged by a
section of members, Kyagulanyi denied ever promising to pay Kibalama any
monies. He said the State in behind Kibalama's change of mind to try and derail his plans of taking on President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in
the 2021 general elections.
doing everything possible so that I don’t appear on the ballot paper…this has
been evident from challenging my academic qualifications, my date of birth,
planting guns in my room and much more…we guarantee you that you are going to
see many unbelievable things but I guarantee you, Mr Museveni, that we are going
to defeat you in a democratic election,” says Kyagulanyi.