By Our Reporter
National Resistance Movement (NRM) party activist and fanatic Ivan Kamuntu Majambere has petitioned the United States of America ambassador seeking asylum.
The youthful politician told the US ambassador that USA is the saviour of his life saying his life and that of his family members is in danger in Uganda.
The letter to the US ambassador comes just days after he petitioned the the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC), alleging that his life is in danger after reportedly receiving several calls from unknown sources threatening to kill him and his family.
In the complaint notice to the UHRC, Mr Majambere asked the chairperson of the commission to help him seek asylum in the United States to save his life.
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“There are many threats of killing me, which I am receiving from different National Unity Platform (NUP) political party members. This has forced me to reach out to you for help and facilitate me seek for asylum in the US before I am killed in Uganda,” the complaint notice reads in part.
“Whereas I contacted security immediately I started receiving the threats, I have not been helped and now the threats are too much for me to handle because they are monitoring my movements and those of my family members,” he added.
Now writing directly to the US, Majambere said it’s only in the USA that he will feel safe since threats have come from all over the world but USA.
Last month, a section of allegedly NUP supporters clashed with the NRM group at the burial of late Sulaiman Jakana Nadduli at Kadunda Village, Nakaseke District, leaving Mr Majambere and others injured.
While appearing at the UHRC offices in Kampala yesterday, Mr Majambere who walked with the aid of crutches, told journalists that the October beatings caused serious injuries to his body.
“I was severely beaten, I lost some teeth on my left lower jaw, when they took me to the hospital the doctors found that my skull, liver and bladder were damaged. Since then, I cannot walk by myself because of the severe pain in both legs,” Mr Majambere said.
A few days after chaotic incidents in Nakaseke, the UHRC asked police to investigate the matter. The victims and the public continue to wait for the police report and subsequent arrests of the culprits.
Talking to journalists some time back, the chairperson of the commission, Ms Mariam Wangadya, condemned the violent acts against Mr Majambere, saying they were still following up the matter closely to ensure that all victims of assault at the burial get justice.
USA is yet to respond to Majambere’s request.