Who is ADF’s Jamil Mukulu?

Jamil Mukulu arrives at Entebbe airport last month, following his extradition from Tanzania where he was arrested and tried. PHOTOS BY ABUBAKER LUBOWA

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In the last part of the ADF series, Daily Monitor takes a look at Jamil Mukulu, the man believed to be the mastermind behind the rebel group.

“He bought us clothes, food and put a suggestion box in our camp for us to express our concerns freely. He was good to us. He makes mistakes like any other human being,” Aidah Najjati, a former rebel fighter, speaks about the arrested rebel leader of the Allied Democratic Forces, Jamil Mukulu.
Najjati also knows Mukulu as a very strict boss when it came to enforcing discipline and justice within the rebel camps. She remembers one incident when a fighter tried to rape a woman in the camp at gun-point and the suspect was publicly executed after the woman complained to the rebel leader.
That is another side of Mukulu, who was arrested in Tanzania in March and extradited to Uganda last month. He is now facing a litany of charges, including terrorism.
Until March 19, Mukulu had lived elusively and had been using eight pseudo names with the same number of passports to evade Interpol arrest warrants issued against him about a decade ago.


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