FDC Officials Netted at DRC Embassy Over Mugumya Petition

FDC Officials Netted at DRC Embassy Over Mugumya Petition


By Serestino Tusingwire


Sam Mugumya and four other FDC members were arrested in DRC in October 2014 over charges of illegal entry

Two members of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) have been arrested outside the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) embassy in Kampala where they had gone to deliver a petition over the continued detention of activist Sam Mugumya in DRC.

Harold Kaija the FDC deputy secretary general in charge of administration and Moses Awori, the legal affairs secretary in FDC youth league have been arrested and detained at Jinja Road Police Station.

Mugumya and four other FDC members were in October 2014 arrested and detained at Ndolo Military Prison in DRC.

UPDF reported that, Mugumya had been found together with four other people in possession of big sums of dollars and documents linking them to a rebel group in eastern DRC with intentions of overthrowing the Ugandan government.

Mugumya however dismissed the charges, saying he was fleeing to exile when he was intercepted by Congolese intelligence officials.

It is alleged that Mugumya was listed among 215 suspected members of ADF set for trial in North Kivu anytime from now, which FDC officials are refusing, saying they want him to be returned and tried in Uganda not Congo.

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