DRC embassy officials receive death threats over Mugumya

KAMPALA:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it has launched investigations into recent death threats to officials at the DR Congo embassy in Kampala following the recent finger-pointing between Kampala and Kinshasa over the arrest of Opposition activist, Sam Mugumya.

The ministry’s spokesperson Mr Fred Opolot, told Daily Monitor last week, the embassy had lodged a complaint of the diplomats receiving “anonymous” threatening calls.

“The security of the embassy and all its employees is our responsibility here, and we have intensified security at the premises,” he said.

Mr Opolot said whereas they would conduct their own inquest, the matter had been forwarded to police.
To this date, Mr Opolot said they were yet to make official communication with the Kinshasa government on the whereabouts [fate] of Mr Mugumya, whose disappearance was later known to have been arrested in Eastern DR Congo over illegal entry.

Denied his where about
The DR Congo Embassy in Kampala denied knowledge of his whereabouts and said the Ugandan military who broke the news of his arrest were best suited to comment on the matter.

The UPDF spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda said Mr Mugumya, a youth activist of the Forum Democratic Change, was arrested in company of four others with huge sums of dollars and documents linking them to a plot to oust the Ugandan government.

The Eastern DR Congo military- FARDC commander in North Kivu Province, Brig Gen Muhindo Akili Mundos, last week admitted to be holding Mr Mugumya, also an aide to three-time presidential election runner-up, Dr Kizza Besigye, but said he would be transferred to Kishansa as investigations continue.

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SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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