Ugandan author Kakwenza 'picked up' shortly after being freed on bail

Tuesday January 25 2022
Ugandan novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija.

Ugandan award-winning novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija was bundled into a vehicle by unknown people shortly after being released from prison on bail. PHOTO | COURTESY


Ugandan author Kakwenza Rukirabashaija was picked up Tuesday by unknown people suspected to be plain clothes security operatives, moments after being freed.

A court granted him bail earlier in the day on medical grounds.

But shortly after being freed from Kitalya prison at 2.30pm, men dressed in plain clothes, forced him into a tinted double cabin vehicle that had no number plate and then drove off, his lawyer Erin Kiiza said.