It is weeks ever since Mukisa Isaac Kakaire 32 went missing. He was a National Unity Platform (NUP) staunch mobilizer in Iganga District Eastern Uganda.
Kakaire a resident of Nalumunye Village Makindye Ssabagabo in Wakiso district, was among the many unlucky supporters of NUP Presidential Candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine, who were kidnapped and allegedly tortured for being affiliated to the country’s main opposition political party.
According to his Mother Jenifer Kakaire 52 of Nakalama Village in Iganga, said that before his son’s disappearance, he was first kidnapped on 18th, march, 2022 by plain clothed security personnel who took him to a safe house in an unknown location, where he was tortured for supporting NUP.
He used to be one of the former presidential candidate Kyagulanyi’s mobiliserss during campaigns. As family we approached different police stations looking for him but they claim they don’t have him in their custody , Mrs. Jenifer Kakaire recalls.
“I call upon all responsible authorities like security agencies to release my son incase if they have him in custody because supporting an opposition party is not a crime. Every one has a right to support anyone they feel like,” she teary requested.
Kakaire is not the first Ugandan to be kidnapped over his political affiliation. Many Opposition supporters and Politicians who were arrested during the 2020-2021 general elections are up to date still languishing in jail and safe houses for not supporting the current government.
The Opposition National Unity Platform Party in Parliament has tabled several reports and requests arguing Government to produce its members in civil Courts, but all in vain.
The NUP spokes person Joel Ssenyonyi said that as a party they are doing the needful to see that the security produces all the suspects in courts of law