Victoria University Vice Chancellor Dr. Lawrence Muganga kidnapped from his Kampala office

Written by on September 2, 2021

Eye witnesses say “There were other four waiting in the car, so they dragged him, beat him up, and whisked him away in broad day light,” Dr Muganga was picked from his office by three plain clothed men who dragged him to a waiting Toyota Hiace vehicle also known as ‘drone’ and whisked him away.

Another eye witness, a staff at the university who also preferred to remain anonymous said that the three men entered as any other normal visitor so the gate security could was not able to stop them.

“They even left their ID’s at the gate, they looked like normal visitors, they were putting on face masks, so it was not easy to identify their faces.”

Victoria University Director Rajiv Ruparelia confirmed the incident, but said he could not comment further.

Yes, we are still trying to find out,” Ravij said.

Asked if he knows any reasons as to why Dr. Muganga was kidnapped, Rajiv added, “I don’t know to be honest.

UPDF spokesperson, Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso confirmed the incident, but said that Dr Muganga was not kidnapped, but rather ‘arrested’ in connection with espionage.

“Social media reports that Vice Chancellor Victoria University Dr Lawrence Muganga was kidnapped are false. He was arrested by joint Security Forces in connection with espionage and illegal stay in the country. Investigations into the matter have commenced,” Byekwaso said in a tweet.

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