Residents and relatives of Kyotera people whose relatives were abducted by security agencies ahead of the general elections are demanding for their immediate.
The residents of Kyotera accuse security agencies of abducting their relatives, husbands and colleagues on 8th January 2021 and since then they are being held in unknown places.
The abducted people are said to be over 20 and at least 18 people are from the same village of Kisamula, one is from Nakatogo village in Nabigasa Sub County and the other is from Mutukula cell in Mutukula town council of Rakai district.
The missing people include John Kiwanuka, Sulayiti Kyambadde, Frank Lusembo, Derrick Ssebugenyi, Vincent Muwonge Lubega, Javira Luyobya, Shafik Nyombi, Andrew Kakinda, Emanuel Ngobye, Ronald Muwonge, Muhammad Mukasa, Baraka Kyaze, Roanald Kawuki, Ivan Kawenja, Kyakuwa Mahad, and Emmanuel Ssegirinya among others.
The relatives of these people led by Grace Nakanjako, Mawulisiya Namatovu, Joanita Asiimwe, Namuli Jalia, Najjemba Maria, and Ruth Nalubega in a meeting held at Starring hotel in Kyotera told reporters what happened on the fateful day when their people were abducted.
They say that their husbands, relatives and colleagues were removed from their homes and since then they have been missing asking government to come to their rescue and release their people because they are also in fear for their lives.
Namuli Jalia the mother of one of the abducted persons, Sulayiti Kyambade says that she is in fear and stuck since her son Kyambade who is the sole family bread winner was arrested asking security to release her son.
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John Paul Mpalanyi Kyotera, county constituency member of parliament elect, says that he tried to follow up on the group that was arrested since a big number of them were his supporters but unfortunately he did not find them at any of police stations in Rakai.
Mpalanyi says that the group is being witch hunted because they supported him in the concluded parliamentary elections asking security agencies to release them since elections ended.
Kyotera district chairperson Patrick Kintu Kisekulo says that they are giving government and security agencies an ultimatum of one week to release the abducted people or else they will be forced to announce another cause of action.
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The southern regional police spokesperson Muhamad Nsubuga says that aggrieved people should take their concerns to Masaka regional police so that they can be helped.