The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has distanced itself from the reported disappearance of Moses Nkonge Kibalama, the former head of the National Unity Platform.
“The mainstream UPDF is not responsible for Mr Kibalama and has not done any action against him, his family or close associates as reported in the media,” said Defence spokesperson Brig Flavia Byekwaso on Friday.
Kibalama has reportedly been missing since the start this week.
Daily Monitor on Friday quoted some of Kibalama’s family members saying he had last been seen on Monday this week and that his phones and those of his driver had been switched off.
On Wednesday night Mr Kibalama appeared in a recorded video in which he denounced Hon Robert Kyagulanyi to whom he sold his party NUP back in July, and asked to have it back.
Byekwaso faulted the media for missing the facts on this matter, adding that wherever Kibalama was being held it could be for his own safety.
“From what I have picked, there was some intelligence reports that indicated threats to his life and planned violence at his premises,” she said.