KAMPALA, UGANDA: Mike Muhima a digital journalist working with Kawowo Sports, an online newspaper who has been missing since Friday last week has been confirmed to be in police custody at Kabalagala police station.
According to his colleague and workmate Joseph Owino, Muhima was arrested on Friday by plain clothed men from areas of Kampala, who whisked him to an unknown area after telling his friends that he is suspect of cybercrime.
Muhima’s neighbor who happens to be his former classmate also narrated the ordeal that her friend was taken on Friday night from his home by unknown men.
“On Friday, I returned [back home] later than usual and found Army guys in our home area. We stay about 5 minutes apart. It was very odd, my boda guy actually freaked out thinking it was a curfew related operation. The Army guys looked at my scared face and smiled.” Muhima’s former classmate narrated.
“By the grace of God, I made it home alive and untouched. I was too scared to tell anyone. On Saturday morning, my little sis walked up to me and was so worried about me. She told me that Mike had been abducted but they feared to tell me because I tweet everything.” She further said.
She disclosed that Muhima was whisked away when he stepped out to buy airtime in the evening. She revealed that it wasn’t the now popular Drone Operations but they carried him and pushed him under the seats of the Police pick up (Kabangali) like ordinary criminals.
Muhima is apparently being held at Kabalagala Police Station where the Police has admitted to holding him from.
His arrest has been both shocking and traumatizing for his friends and workmates. They say, he is not someone they’d point out if there were any worries of cyber crime because he is really harmless and minds his business.