Ashburg Kato, the People Power blogger was on 4th May 2019 announced to be missing by his family. His disappearance got my of his friends and relatives worried until he suddenly re-appeared after 5 days.
Here is the story we got from Kato through his Facebook page, on how all this happened.
I was abducted by "state operatives" on Thursday morning (2nd May 2019) as I was heading to Buganda Road Court to attend to the bail application of H.E Bobi Wine Kyagulanyi. I was blindfolded and driven away by guys dressed in civilian clothes who kept me in an unknown 'facility' for 5 days.
Yesterday morning (7th May 2019) they blindfolded me again and dropped me near my place of residence (Namasuba) in the middle of rain.
For all those days they were asking me questions about Bobi Wine, People Power Movement, Ghetto TV and allegations of mobilising people to incite violence during Bobi's bail hearing.
Many things happened which included sweet talking, intimidation and torture. Surprisingly they did not charge me of any offence.... I have addressed a number of media houses on the issue and soon a full detailed video of what transpired will be aired on Ghetto TV, NTV and other TV stations.
To my president Bobi Wine;
MY BODY MIGHT HAVE BEEN INJURED BUT MY MIND AND SOUL ARE STRONG & DETERMINED LIKE NEVER BEFORE. I PLEDGE TO SERVE MY COUNTRY & YOU TO THE FULLEST.
To my fans and the People Power supporters:
AM REALLY VERY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR ACTIVISM WHICH SUCCESSFULLY DEMANDED MY RELEASE. THANK YOU SOO MUCH FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND THE FIGHT 💪💪