Besigye special envoy Anne Mugisha has confirmed that FDC Chairman Sheema district Geoffrey Mugisha and Bushenyi party secretary Paul Kahiigi disappeared mysteriously from their Kampala hotel rooms.
“They were last seen yesterday, Tuesday January 10, 2012. The two men appeared at a press conference at FDC headquarters on Monday where they told the press that they have been in hiding for months following Col. Edison Muzoora’s death,” Mugisha said.
“They were hunted from their homes and villages by men believed to be security personnel from the Rapid Response Unit (RRU;) and were only recently convinced by FDC leaders to come forward and speak out about their ordeal,” Mugisha notes.
“Any information of their whereabouts will be much appreciated. Please inform the media and anyone who may be helpful in tracing our colleagues,” Mugisha implored.
The two FDC officials have been in hiding since last May after a security swoop netted allies of Col. Muzoora whose dead body was found at his home in Kyabugimbi, Bushenyi.
The security operation was headed by police boss Maj. Gen. Kale Kayihura on orders of President Yoweri Museveni.
Those arrested, including Valley College proprietor William Mukaira, were charged with treason.
Military intelligence revealed late last year that Muzoora, the alleged mastermind of the rebel People’s Redemption Army (PRA), had sneaked into Uganda to cause regime change.
Muzoora, according to informed security sources, died of meningitis before waging war against government.
Efforts to contact army spokesperson Col. Felix Kulayigye have been futile as he failed to pick our calls.
Police publicist Asuman Mugenyi’s known cell phone is switched off.
Besigye told press on Monday since the death of Muzoora, a number of party officials have either been arrested, while others are in hiding because of harassment by security officials.
Besigye expressed confidence the two officials were innocent and should be taken to court with credible facts.