How Fred Lumbuye ‘Chemical Ali’ Was Arrested Like A Chicken Thief

August 4, 2021
Fred Lumbuye

Fred Lumbuye

Last night, internet was buzzing with the news regarding the arrest of Turkey-based Ugandan blogger, Fred Lumbuye Kajjubi aka Chemical Ali.

As his followers waited for him on Facebook Live, instead other bloggers appeared and revealed that Chemical Ali was kidnapped and whisked away by allegedly four men.

According to our snoops in Turkey, Lumbuye was arrested when he tried to renew his expired passport at the Ugandan Embassy in Ankara – Turkey.

The source says that Lumbuye sent his passport, but officials seized it, prompting him to show up, he was then arrested.

But according to another Turkey-based blogger Kojja Omugezi, he claims that four men kidnapped Lumbuye from his rental, forced him into the car before whisking him away to unknown destination.

Fred Lumbuye

He accuses the acting Ugandan Ambassador in Turkey of plotting Lumbuye’s arrest.

However, an official from foreign affairs says the Uganda Embassy in Ankara is yet to receive official communication from the relevant law enforcement institutions of Turkey in regard to this case.

Lumbuye has for the past many months been popular on social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube where he hosts vlogs about political affairs in Uganda.

In many of his vlogs, Lumbuye could be seen donning the popular red beret attached to the people power movement and its supporters in Uganda.

In July this year, security officials in Uganda said that Lumbuye and several bloggers who are based in Europe were behind the social media rumours that announced President Museveni dead.

Criminal Investigations spokesperson, Charles Twine warned him then that the government had plans of going through known protocols to arrest him.

According to sources, plans are now underway to have Lumbuye extradited in Uganda.