The businessmen have been have been charged with terrorism
Two Mbale businessmen have been charged with terrorism for participating in the ‘walk to work’ street protests.
Robert Wandukwa and Kauna Mboko were arrested last weekend by operatives of the Violent Crime Crack Unit-VCCU. They are being held at Mbale Central Police Station.
Relatives of Wandukwa, who preferred not to be named for fear of retribution from security officials, say he was kidnapped from Mbale Regional Administration offices and bundled into a private saloon car by a security operative they identified as Ali Magambo.
They explain that Wandukwa’s wife who was also present struggled to forcefully open the door of the car but was over powered by the operative who drove off with her husband to an unknown destination.
Philip Achaye the eastern Uganda Regional Police Commander confirms the arrest of the two businessmen. He says the two who are being held at Mbale Central Police Station have been charged with terrorism.
Achaye claims the two businessmen who deal in motor vehicle spare parts burnt a government vehicle during the ‘walk to work’ street protests.
He says the files containing the charge sheet have been forwarded to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for sanctioning.
Acahaye however denies that the two were arrested by Ali Magambo whom members of the public accuse of harassing them during the days of the infamous ‘Operation Wembley’. Acahaye says he will investigate to find out why VCCU involved a Magambo a civilian in carrying out the arrests.
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