Mugumya’s mother asks government to bring back her son

RUKUNGIRI- The mother of detained FDC activist Sam Mugumya has asked government to end the mystery surrounding her son’s detention in DR Congo.

Speaking during prayers organised by FDC at Christ the King Catholic parish in Rukungiri Municipality on Monday, Ms Enid Turyomurugyendo also asked government to bring back his son.

“Ever since receiving the news [of Mugumya’s arrest], I have been restless, my heart and mind have never settled. I ask government to bring him back. I humbly ask God to bring Sam home, dead or alive so that I can feel at home once again,” she said. She said the love and solidarity raised for the release of her son throughout Uganda is a clear indication that the country is full of people with a human heart.

A special mass led by Fr Vincent Bagariimu was attended by, among others, the Rukungiri Municipality Mayor Mr Charles Makuru, the municipal council speaker, Ms Betty Muzanira and district FDC chairperson, Ms Viriginia Kyarugahe.

Ms Turyomurugyendo said Mr Mugumya has been the family’s sole bread winner since November last year after the death of his brother in a road accident. Ms Muzanira said government needed to listen to people’s voices and release of Mr Mugumya.

“We understand this is not about Mugumya. Other people will follow him. The government needs to understand that we shall not take this as a small matter,” she said.

Mr Makuru condemned the mistreatment which Mr Mugumya has always been subjected to by police during activism campaigns.

He said Mr Mugumya may have been kidnapped from within the district where he had stayed after escorting Dr Besigye, who had been scheduled to appear before court in Rukungiri District recently.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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