Joshua William Mukisa, a third-year law student at Makerere
University is missing. He was a former Guild Presidential Aspirant under the People
Tadeo Nyakoojo, Mukisa’s roommate in Lumumba Hall, said he last
saw Mukisa last week on Friday. He says when he returned from the library that
evening, he thought Mukisa had also gone to read.
“I returned from reading, I kept my books and I want to go for supper in
Kikoni. On my way, just at the hall entrance, I met him and I told him where I
had put the key and proceeded to eat. That was the last time I saw.”
He adds that; “When I returned, he was nowhere but his phone was on table
ringing. There were two contacts that were calling saved as Namuddu Milly and
Emma. But I kept on muting the phone because I don’t usually pick people’s
calls, of course, I thought he would return.”
Throughout the night, Nyakoojo says Mukisa was still nowhere to be seen but
his phone kept on ringing. “That is when I informed the chairman and Luboobi
(his friend) and we started from there. We thought he had gone home and the
fact that I was also busy with exams, I didn’t bother much. But he had left
with his other small phone,” he adds.
Elvis Omoit, the Lumumba Hall Chairperson said he last saw Mukisa on Friday but
learnt that he was missing on Saturday.
He says they had initially thought Mukisa had gone home but they
became concerned when they found he had left his phone behind in his room.
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George Muzaale, Mukisa’s father who was at Makerere University on Tuesday said
he is worried about his son’s whereabouts.
“We were last with Mukisa during Easter Break. But he looked
unsettled. As parents, we asked him what was troubling him but he did not say
anything. I asked whether he had debts because you know those are the ones that
can destabilize a student but he said he hadn’t any,” Muzaale says.
According to Adit Mark Raymond and Mark Kawooya, the two friends
were called by Mukisa on Friday at 4:00 pm where he disclosed to them that he
was receiving threats from some people.
He allegedly told the duo that there was a person who had been
trailing him for some time.
“He called me and Spector on Friday to his room. When we reached,
he told us he was receiving unknown calls from people who were threatening him.
This was before he posted on his Facebook denouncing people power,” Kawooya
Muzaale says they saw a Facebook post, which has since been pulled
down and got concerned.
Zuran David Livingstone, another friend to Mukisa says he suspects
their friend could be kidnapped by some people whose interests are not yet
“Because there is no reason as to why he shouldn’t be around
especially for the paper if at all he is in control of his faculties,” Zuran