mr chapa karuhanga, a founding member of one in all uganda’s opposition celebration the forum for democratic change , has been detained in an immigration facility in dar es salam, tanzania, for the second day over uncertain instances, however he has been visited by a attorney.
mr nicholas kamukama, the brother to mr karuhanga, stated despite the fact that they had been unable to attain him, they were informed that he is detained and the legal professional is running to secure his freedom and rights.
“a lawyer has visited him and talked to him. we nevertheless don’t realize approximately the case he’s being hung on,” mr kamukama said thursday.
mr karuhanga turned into intercepted by way of tanzanian immigration officers as he changed into about to fly out to nairobi, kenya on tuesday evening.
the state minister in charge of nearby cooperation, mr john mulimba stated on thursday informed this booklet that the uganda excessive fee informed him that tanzanian government confirmed maintaining mr karuhanga.
“our excessive commission in tanzania said they had been no longer told why they’re conserving him. i’ve also now not been capable of establish whether or not he become arrested at the request of uganda or now not,” mr mulimba said.
efforts to establish whether uganda police force logged an appeal in opposition to mr karuhanga have been futile. the police spokesman fred enanga hasn’t responded to our messages approximately the difficulty considering that wednesday.
mr karuhanga is the handling director of serefaco specialists constrained which conducts feasibility studies in electricity, in particular petroleum extraction, and surroundings management. the firm installed its presence in tanzania in january 2022 and has been lively within the oil extraction studies.
mr kamukama couldn’t rule out that the arrest of his brother might be associated with the east african crude oil pipeline debate this is happening within the eu union parliament, tanzania and uganda.
last week, the european parliament requested uganda and tanzania to postpone the building of the pipeline to permit in addition studies at the risks it may pose to the environment and people.
uganda and tanzania are opposed to the european union parliament decision and each international locations insisted that they could hold with the task as scheduled.