A female Ugandan national of Rwandan origin is reportedly missing after allegedly receiving hurting phone calls from a certain stranger who always threatened her life.
Peace Kiwumulo allegedly became suspicious and fled the country to an unknown destination, when the stranger consistently demanded to know her role in the church in Kibuye along Entebbe road, which used to be dominated by Rwandans.
“Our sister told the caller she didn’t know what he was talking about but to her dismay, he insisted that he knew her personally and even went ahead to disclose her name, car number plate, and where she stays on Entebbe Road which made her fear for her life,” a relative said on condition of anonymity.
She added that at around January 2022, the stranger insisted on calling Kiwumulo, specifically demanding to know the connection she had with the church leaders in Kibuye, which was raided by security in July 2019. The members were 45 in number and were detained in Nalufenya torture chamber.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango said that the raid on the said church was conducted by their sister security agencies mainly; Chieftaincy Military Intelligence (CMI), and the Internal Security Organization (ISO)
“As police, we strictly played a supportive role and the rest of the business was conducted by our sister security agencies,” Onyango said.
The said church was cordoned off by security at the time when the members were attending a meeting. “On a fateful day, security operatives forced each member to enter into a waiting van before they sped off to an unknown destination,” an eyewitness said.
The relationship between Uganda and Rwanda had turned sour until recently when President Yoweri Museveni’s son-Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba met with Rwanda’s Paul Kagame to mediate for peace.
By then, Kagame accused Uganda of harbouring elements opposed to his regime, while Museveni accused Kigali of sending spies into his country, for submissive intentions. As a result, Rwanda closed its border point and also blocked its citizens from crossing into Uganda.
The decision left many truck drivers stranded at the border with goods which were in transit.
When we contacted her for a comment, Kiwumulo told us that she got puzzled especially when the stranger mentioned her name and other details.
“I started fearing for my life and decided to file a report with the Police on the matter but the officer whom I approached told me that investigations would commence shortly without divulging the details claiming that the matter is sensitive in nature,” she said.
On July 27, 2022, as soon as she left her home, she was reportedly stopped by two security officers who later led her to Kabalagala Police for interrogation following the allegations that she was involved in spying activities on behalf of a foreign government together with her late brother, John Bizimaana.
It should be remembered that several people with Rwandan roots were arrested and some lost their lives in a very horrible manner.
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