A list of officials being targeted by the alleged ‘mafia’ targeting prime properties of troubled Uganda Telecom (UTL) is being circulated on social media, Chimp Corps report.
On the list are businessman Patrick Bitature, Investment and Privatisation Minister Evelyne Anite, Uganda Investment Authority board member, Morrison Rwakakamba and head of Privatisation, Moses Mwase.
This comes just hours after Minister Anite said some people in government were planning to kill her.
Anite, who has of recently floored a number of senior government officials in the Uganda Telecom Limited audit battle, said in a press briefing at her office on Monday that a number of meetings are taking place in Kampala to eliminate her.
“There have been meetings at Kampala Club, URSB (Uganda Registration Service Bureau) and other places,” said Anite.
She added that her phone is also being tapped and print outs made from the telecom service provider.
“My phone is being tapped and at times I even hear them chatting on the background,” said Anite.
The Minister also says her movements are also being trailed by the same unnamed people planning to kill her.
“They are trying to follow me everywhere. My car is being trailed and I am not scared of them,” said Anite.
Cases of government officials warning about plans to eliminate them are not new. Police officer Muhammad Kirumira alleged about a plan to take his life. He was killed a few months later by unknown assassins.
MP Ibrahim Abiriga, who also expressed fear for his life, was gunned down by armed militants. His military guard didn’t survive the attack.
Contacted for comment, Rwakakamba said he would obtain guidance from authorities.
“Well, like many, I also saw the purported hit list with my name on it on social media,” said Rwakakamba, adding, “I haven’t been involved in any situation that should warrant anyone to harm me or my family.”
He said much as TVO Facebook page which first published the list is “undependable, I think I will look into that information carefully and seek advice from authorities.”