Gov't Investigates Reported Death of Aine Top story

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Aine disappeared three weeks ago after Police started hunting for him and other supporters of Mbabazi following clashes with NRM supporters in Ntungamo.

Government is investigating the reported death of Christopher Aine, the aide to independent presidential candidate, Amama Mbabazi.
 
Internal Affairs Minister, Rose Akol disclosed this to the Defense Committee of Parliament while responding to a point of concern raised by Milton Muwuma, Kigulu South Member of parliament on the reported death of Aine.

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Akol said police is trying to ascertain the authenticity of the reports.
 

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The defense committee chairperson, Benny Namugwanya tasked Akol to table a detailed statement on the investigations surrounding Aine's disappearance this afternoon.

The minister had appeared before the committee to defend the Anti-terrorism Amendment bill, 2015 together with her deputy, James Baba. 

Aine disappeared three weeks ago after Police started hunting for him and other supporters of Mbabazi following clashes with NRM supporters in Ntungamo.

Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police announced a reward of shillings 20 million for anyone who will volunteer information leading to Aine's arrest. Mbabazi's legal team led by Severino Twinobusingye has since filed a suit against Uganda Police for holding Aine illegally.

In a related development, the family of the missing aide of the former premier believes the person in the picture circulating on social media is Aine. Michael Mubiru, a brother to Aine says the physical features and scars on the body are those of his sibling.

"Aine had an accident before and got a scar on the cheeks and on the eye just like the ones on the picture," said Mubiru. The family members rushed to Mulago City Mortuary this morning to try and identify the body but couldn't trace the body that was in the picture.

"We have been shown different bodies but none is the one in the picture. We want police and the media to tell us where the body is," Moses Musasizi, another of Aine's relative said.

Police has instituted a team of detectives and forensic experts to begin investigations into the whereabouts of the body. Fred Enanga, the Police spokesperson asked those who published the picture to avail police with more details.

"We want the media and the people who put the picture on Social media to avail us their source so we can find the body. Thereafter, we can call the relatives to identify it," Enanga says.