Father in search of political activist daughter who has been missing for weeks

A disgruntled father is in search for his daughter who has been missing for over two weeks now.
Godfrey Kabaseke, a resident of Mateete Town Council in Sembabule district says his daughter Deborah Nakawojwa Allen was last seen on 28th January, 2022, a day after reporting a trespass case to Kasangati Police Station.
Mr Kabaseke says since last year, Nakawojwa 39, was having unidentified and suspicious people trailing her almost on a daily basis.
“My daughter complained to me that some people were always following her around. At first we did not take it serious until last month when she complained about the same. I advised her to report the case to police which she did.
I even went ahead and advised her to come home (Mateete), and she called me that she was travelling to Mawogola, Unfortunately she disappeared a day after getting a police reference ,”Mr Kabaseke told this website on Wednesday 9th February, 2022.
” I have a feeling that she was kidnapped.”
Allen an opposition political activist and business woman, has been imparting technical and vocational skills to young girls in and around Kasangati.
However, according to his father, one time Allen told him that her life was in danger after a highly placed friend who works with Ugandan security tipped her that she on the list of wanted people who allegedly recruit young people into subversive activities with an aim of overthrowing the sitting government.
The source told her that the state thinks she uses her Community based Organization (CBO) as cover to recruit young girls into illegal political activities.
“Allen told me that she was being framed of being one of the mobilisers of the  18th-19th November, 2020 riots in the country that left more than 50 people killed by security forces yet she was never part of the protests despite subscribing to Bobi Wine’s National Unity Platform party,” Mr Kabaseke asserted.
He further cried out to the state that they should set his daughter free if in case they are the ones holding her.
“My daughter should be set free because she is innocent. Belonging to an opposition party does not make her a criminal,” he pleaded.
Allen’s disappearance comes at a time when the cases of rampant kidnap, torture and detention without trial by security are on a rise in Uganda.
A good number of opposition supporters especially those of NUP are rotting in jail due to their political affiliation.
Last week, NUP leader Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine vowed that he will never hold a dialogue with President Yoweri Museveni for the sake of setting free all political prisoners.
Kyagulanyi made his declaration last Saturday while at the burial of Godfrey Sserwanga, a father to Williams Ntenge commonly known as Kyuma kya Yesu in Kyotera district where he said Uganda’s constitution provides many avenues through which the state can set free all people who have been put in prison. He added that he cannot dialogue with someone spearheading torture and arrest of those not supporting him.
“In Uganda, rule of law is no longer respected many of our brothers and sisters are in jail but they did nothing, their crime is that they supported us. But we shall never be compromised and seat on the same table and beg Mr Museveni to set free Ugandans he has incarcerated for nothing,”the former presidential candidate said.
He added that when he was incarcerated, no one sat with President Museveni to set him free but it was the pressure from Ugandans and the western countries that made him (Museveni) and his men to set him free. In the same way, he said Ugandans must put pressure on the state so that it releases the political prisoners without any dialogue.
“I would have been dead, and the state was not willing to set me free but it was your power that set me free. So let’s not get compromised to the extent of begging Mr Museveni to set free our people who are innocent. The laws are very clear, let them be taken to court if they committed any crimes,” he said.
Do you have a story in your community or an opinion to share with us: Email us at editor@scribe.co.ug or Whatsapp +256774034989