NRA Historical’s Daughter, Patricia Magara, Gets Death Threats

Patricia Magara, the daughter of departed second National Resistance Army (NRA) commander, Lt Col. Sam Emmanuel Magara, now lives in fear for her life.

Patricia who has served on the president’s legal team, on Thursday morning sent out a message that her life was in danger.

“I am sending out this tweet at 3:22am because a threat has been registered on my life,” said Patricia.

“I don’t know what will happen to my children but at least someone knows now.”

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The development comes high on the heels of the arrest of her husband, Sam Buchanan.

The businessman was this week remanded to Kigo prison for alleged unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.

He was arrested by military intelligence agents this past week.

Buchanan appeared before the Makindye based General Court Martial chaired by Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti who read for him the charges.


Prosecution led by Maj Samuel Maserejje told court that on August 16, 2019, Buchanan a resident of Buziga in Makindye division was found in possession of a pistol and 18 rounds of live ammunition, which are ordinarily a monopoly of defense forces.

He pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charges.

ChimpReports understands Patricia, a strong supporter of the NRM government, had secured a habeas corpus to compel security services to free her husband in vain.

Patricia’s father was killed by Obote’s soldiers on August 2, 1982 in Nakulabye, a Kampala suburb.

Patricia who was born in exile in 1978, returned to Uganda in 1979, and her family again fled in 1981, months after the late Magara took a lead role in the attack on Kabamba barracks.

He was among those who planned and carried out the attack on February 6, 1981.

They first fled the tyranny of Amin’s regime following the killing of her uncle Martin Mwesiga. He was killed in 1973 by Amin’s soldiers in Mbale.

It is this same incident where President Museveni survived by leaping over a fence followed by a spray of bullets. They were spying and mobilising fighters against Amin government.

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