Unidentified people are holding Godfrey Muwonge, the nephew
of Bukomansimbi district LC V chairperson for ransom. The suspected kidnappers
reportedly grabbed Muwonge from Bulenge village in Bigasa parish around 8 pm on
Sunday night on his way home.
say two men jumped out of a Premio car parked by
the roadside and grabbed Muwonge. He tried to fight back by his
attackers subdued him and threw him in the vehicle before speeding off. His uncle,
Fredrick Kayiira Nyenje, the Bukomansimbi district LC V chairperson,
says at first, they thought he had been taken by security.
He says that they searched for him in different
police stations until Thursday when they
received a call from his captors demanding a
ransom of Shillings 5.5M to release him. According to Nyenje, Muwonge’s
captors used his phone number to call his wife demanding a ransom or else
they end his life should the family fail to honour their demands.
//Cue In: “Kaleno omwana ono………………………
Cue out:…………Nga tebamutuusizaako buzibu,”//
Muwonge’s wife says that she is living in
fear and spends sleepless nights because she is too poor to raise the
ransom money. She says that the kidnappers gave them a brief moment to
speak with Muwonge to confirm he was alive.
//Cue In: “Wenamuwuliza ku simu………
Cue out:……………….ate kati taliiwo.”//
Robert Barigye, the Officer in Charge of Bigasa
police station, confirmed the incident, saying that they are trying to locate
Muwonge’s whereabouts. He appealed to the family members to collaborate
with police in their ongoing operation to track the captors.