Monday January 11 2016

Aine’s family to hire private investigators

Addressing a press conference in Kampala,

Addressing a press conference in Kampala, missing Christopher Aine’s uncle, Mr Duncan Muramuzi (in stripped shirt) said police should produce him dead or alive. Photo by Abubaker Lubowa 


KAMPALA. The family of Mr Christopher Aine, the head of presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi’s security team, has said that it will hire private investigators to help them gather information regarding their son’s whereabouts.
Addressing a press conference in Kampala today, Aine’s paternal uncle, Mr Duncan Muramuzi, said that police is playing hide and seek by refusing to release Aine yet they are the ones who picked him from his home, a month ago.

“As a family, we are stressed and confused. We want Aine whether dead or alive. If he is dead, let police give us our son and we bury him. When Red Pepper , a local tabloid published photos of someone said to be Aine, Police said that he is still alive and this therefore shows that they know where he is,” Mr Muramuzi said.
Asked about where they would get the money to hire private investigators, Mr Muramuzi said that they have started fundraising from benevolent people who are willing to help them to see that Aine or his dead body is recovered.

Mr Muramuzi also told the press conference that Aine’s younger brother, Mr Moses Musasizi Aine, was picked by unknown people who were driving a Toyota Noah earlier in the day. Muramuzi says Musasizi told him that that he had been taken to Kireka. By press time, he hadn’t been released.
Police spokesperson, Mr Fred Enanga couldn’t be reached for a comment as he didn’t answer the repeated calls. His deputy, Ms Polly Namaye said that she was in a meeting.

On Sunday, Mr Amama Mbabazi scoffed at Mr Museveni, who had earlier told journalists in Ntungamo that the Go Forward team is hiding Aine. Mr Mbabazi however insisted that Police should be held responsible and that the issue is already in court.
The National Coordinator of Jobless brotherhood, Mr Norman Tumuhimbise, said that they will petition Parliament to explain why police is violating the fundamental human rights. He accused MPs of being inconsiderate, arguing that they would have come up to speak about Aine’s arrest.