Armed Men Raid Chairman Nyanzi’s Home, Arrests Made


Plain-clothed armed men raided Fred Ssentamu Nyanzi aka Chairman Nyanzi’s home this morning and took his adopted son, Happy Mugisha.

Chairman Nyanzi, an elder brother to Bobi Wine and subscribes to National Unity Platform managed to escape.

According to Bobi Wine, heavily armed men in plain clothes traveling in drone camped outside Nyanzi’s gate and when they opened in the morning, three of them entered and put members on gun point but Nyanzi managed to take off. They left with adopted son, Happy Mugisha.

Bobi Wine, Nyanzi and Barbie during 2017 Kyadondo East by-election campaign

Read Bobi’s statement on social media:

This morning, the home of my elder brother, Chairman Nyanzi was attacked by heavily armed men in plain clothes. The men who were travelling in a ‘drone’ seemed to have spent the night outside his home. When he opened his gate in the morning, three men immediately entered his compound and pretended to be casual laborers looking for work. Nyanzi sensing danger after seeing pistols wrapped around their waists found a way of escaping from them. More men who totalled to about eight entered with big guns and started asking for his whereabouts. They put everyone in the house under gunpoint and forced all family members including his wife to lie on the ground facing down as they asked for Mr. Nyanzi’s whereabouts. After some time, they left, taking with them his adopted son called Happy Mugisha. This intimidation of our people must stop. But it will not stop by itself. It is us who must put it to an end.

Bobi Wine posted on Facebook.