NRM youth treasurer missing for one month since allegedly kidnap - Whisper Eye

NRM youth treasurer missing for one month since allegedly kidnap

The National Youth Treasurer of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party, Mr Enoch Buntu, has been reportedly missing for one month since unknown people captured him from his home in Mbalwa zone, Namugongo, a Kampala suburb.

The incident is said to have happened on July 9, 2018 at about 5am.
Mr Buntu, family sources say, was an aide to the former Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura.

Family members say that a group of around seven armed men donning what looked like army uniform picked him from his home and they have not heard from him since then.
Mr Emmanuel Kananura his brother, says they have reached out to several police stations with hopes of seeing him, but with no luck.

His neighbours, who witnessed the event, said that those who captured him arrived at his home at mid-night and surrounded it until 5am when they banged his gate several times prompting the gatekeeper to open.

According to his gatekeeper (names withheld for security reasons), five armed men entered the premises while two remained outside the gate.
“They ordered Mr Buntu to surrender all his phones which he first resisted, but after a series of arguments, he complied and surrendered them,” he recounted.

He added that they further searched the house after which they forced him into an Ipsum and drove off to an unknown destination.

Mr Kananura said his family do not know the reasons for his capture.

“We are worried since he’s our bread winner and a person who pays our tuition, we don’t want to lose him. These people could be state operatives or anything else, for now we cannot tell,” he said.

The family say they have pleaded with the police and the army to produce Mr Buntu in court if he has a case to answer instead of keeping him in an unknown place.

Mr Emilian Kayima, the Police Spokesperson urged the family of Mr Buntu to report the case to the nearest police station so that police can get a clue and start investigations.

Mr Richard Kalemire the army spokesperson said he does not know about the matter.

“I have not heard anything about him being arrested or kidnapped,” he said.

Story by Monitor