Government Spokesperson Ofwono Opondo has said that
Government and its leadership has a long good track record of not harming or killing
politicians, their families or its opponents.
Ofwono Opondo was responding to claims by Robert Kyagulanyi
Ssentamu that his children were taken abroad for fear of being injured by
security, and the fact that they have been living in fear.
Asked by Uganda Radio Network, Ofwono Opondo said that this is not true as the claims
by Kyagulanyi is an old narrative that has previously been employed by
Winnie Byanyima, Kizza Besigye and their surrogates
“Remember Besigye and Sejusa even fled Uganda claiming their
were in danger. Besigye and Byanyima claimed that Besigye would be poisoned
while in Luzira prison 2006.
Opondo says that Kyagulanyi is lying because he has been
caught off guard yet he has been encouraging other people's relatives into
violent riots and harm's way.
“To the contrary it's Kyagulanyi who has been defiant
throughout this election campaign including assaulting police officers on
lawful duty and insulting whoever disagrees with him. NRM Government and
leadership has a long good track record of not harming or killing politicians,
their families or opponents” he says.
The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Henry Okello Oyrem
says that if Kyagulanyi says that his family has been living in constant fear,
every Ugandan is living in constant fear and he doesnt care for them. He says
Kyagulanyi has secured his family and is now leaving Ugandans and their
families to suffer during the revolution.
Oryem says it is not true that there are any plans to harm Kyagulanyi and his family. He however says Government will however not tolerate anything done outside the law.
He adds that Kyagulanyi's true character have been seen at this time, where like a clever Mr. Hare, he has told Ugandans to throw their mother in the water, and yet he only threw a mortar and pestle.
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Jacob Siminyu the Immigration spokesperson
has refuted claims by Kyagulanyi that immigration officials had leaked the
travel details of the children who are travelling to the USA.
He says the people who should be asked are the
airlines, and individuals who could have had access to these details.