Government Negotiating with DRC Over Extradition of Mugumya

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Now, Ankunda says a series of meetings are ongoing between Uganda and DRC authorities to have Mugumya and other Ugandan nationals in DRC custody extradited to face trial back home.

Uganda is still negotiating with the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC to secure the extradition of Sam Mugumya, army spokesperson Lt Colonel Paddy Ankunda has revealed.

Mugumya is a special aide to Kiiza Besigye, the former president of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party. He was picked by DRC authorities in October last year from Eastern DRC for alleged illegal entry and was transferred to Kinshasha.
However, the army in Uganda claimed Mugumya was picked up while attempting to make contact with Ugandan rebels to engage in subversive activities against government. Now, Ankunda says a series of meetings are ongoing between Uganda and DRC authorities to have Mugumya and other Ugandan nationals in DRC custody extradited to face trial back home.

He says government is concerned that the extradition of Mugumya and Tony Kipoi, the former Bubulo West MP is taking long because everyone wants them returned home.

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 He disclosed this while addressing a joint press conference at emirates hotel in Kasese town this morning under the Government Communications Officers Forum-GCOF at the end of a three day tour of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Polly Namaye, the deputy Police spokesperson said through Interpol they had managed to convince the DRC authorities to allow Mugumya's family to visit him.

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However, URN couldn't independently verify with Mugumya's family if they ever visited him in DRC as claimed.