By Charles Katabalwa
2nd Feb 2023
The opposition National Unity Platform -NUP has challenged leaders at all levels in Uganda to demand for the unconditional release of all political prisoners.
Government has reportedly named five people in its custody, out of a list of 25 missing persons that was tabled to the floor of Parliament by the Leader of Opposition- LOP Mathias Mpuuga.
The five whom the government confirmed to have been detained over capital offenses following a closed meeting at Parliament on Tuesday this week are; Ivan Kaweesa Ddamulira, Solo Kuteesa, Vincent Ssembatya, Peter Ssengendo Mugabi, and Hussein Kato.
This was while the NUP President Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu was giving out scholastic materials at his home in Magere, Wakiso district to over 137 school going children who lost their parents during the 2021 elections.
Other beneficiaries were for imprisoned, kidnapped or tortured parents with permanent disabilities caused by security agencies during their arrest in Kyagulanyi.
Kyagulanyi said that leaders should not keep silent over the persistent abductions of their members.
Kyagulanyi adds that it is time for religious and political leaders to come out and demand for the unconditional release of innocent Ugandans.
At the same event, the now single parents were given a chance to tell their sad stories and how they are struggling to put bread on the table for their children in the absence of their fathers and mothers.