By Fred Kiva
Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) has condemned the kidnap of Lt. Colonel Dr. Francis Ongia’s son Denis Alyenyo.
Lt Colonel Ongia is the Chairperson Operation Wealth Creation of Amolator District. His son, 33year old Alyenyo was last Thursday night reportedly kidnapped by yet unknown people from his home in Maga Maga in Mayuge District.
Kampala Post has learnt that Alyenyo, a civilian working at Maga Maga Army Barracks was approached by his alleged kidnappers at his home, knocked on his house door and asked him to open, before they vanished with him to an unknown place.
The family got to learn of their son’s disappearance the following day (Friday) when the alleged kidnappers contacted them using his phone and demanded 15million shillings ransom. On checking his house, they found the door half open and his spectacles and the bible were on his bed.
Police Spokesperson Emilian Kayima could not readily comment on the matter, but Major Tabaro Kiconco, the OWC Spokesperson condemned the kidnap of their Amolator Chairperson’s son.
“Kidnap is of serious concern to all Ugandans and it’s a crime. A crime remains a crime and OWC condemns it,” Major Kiconco said.
He did not comment further, referring this reporter to police.
Alyenyo’s kidnap comes at the time when police and other security agents are investigating the kidnap and murder of two young Ugandan ladies in almost similar circumstances.
28year old Susan Magara, a cashier at Bwendero Dairy Farm Procurement Office in Kampala was kidnapped in early February as she drove home in Lungujja, a Kampala Suburb. Her captors later contacted her family demanding billions of money in ransom, which was partly paid although the kidnappers went ahead and killed her.
32 year old Charity Kyoheirwe went missing at the end of last month. Her kidnappers asked for Shs5Million ransom which was paid but they went ahead to kill her. Her body was recovered two days later in Nalukolongo.