Ugandans today woke up to the news of the passing of Sulaiman Jakana Nadduli. Jakana is the son of bush war hero Al Hajji Abdul Nadduli.
The late’s brother, Ali Nadduli, told the media that the deceased had died at 3:00 am at Orient Medical Centre in Wobulenzi town.
His death has caused a lot of questions since the deceased, despite being a son of an NRM historical, has been critical of the regime’s methods of work.
He has had altercations with security agencies recently; they arrested and kept him incommunicado for many days before was produced to court and remanded to prison in Luweero.
Former president of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Rtd Col Dr Kizza Besigye, said the way Jakana was treated by the regime was unfair to Al Hajji Abdul Nadduli.
Besigye and Nadduli were part of the five-year guerrilla war that brought President Yoweri Museveni-led regime to power.
Jakana Nadduli's death cannot be separated from his immediate past treatment. It has to be related to the torture he went through. -Political activist Kizza Besigye. #MorningAtNTV pic.twitter.com/6mNOkA66ws
— NTV UGANDA (@ntvuganda) October 24, 2022
“Abdul Naduli is somebody that I have known for a long time right from the bush war days and he is a good man so it is very sad that his son was treated the way he was because of nothing else except his political views,” Besigye told NTV Uganda in an interview Monday morning.
“Jakana Nadduli’s death cannot be separated from his immediate past treatment. It has to be related to the torture he went through,” Besigye added.
And commenting on the matter on Facebook, Besigye in a post carrying Jakana’s pictures said people kidnapping, illegally detaining, torturing and killing Ugandans must be made to answer for their heinous crimes.
He lamented that people in the regime ‘must know that the long arm of justice will catch up with them – soon or later!’ Any “suspect” must be lawfully managed, he said.
Jakana contested for the Nakaseke Central MP seat and controversially lost setting him on a collision path with the regime.
In March this year, he was involved in an accident that almost took his life.
Before he fully recovered from the accident injuries he was arrested and held incommunicado before he was produced in court in Luweero and remanded to Butuntumula prison.
Ali Nadduli told Daily Monitor that Jakana has not been good from the time he was involved in a road accident.
The leader of the National Unity Platform (NUP), Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine in a social media post said that Jakana intimated to him that the motor accident was staged.
“According to him, the people who knocked him were deliberately targeting his life,” Bobi Wine wrote on social media.