US secretary of state Antony Blinken on April 16 announced visa restrictions against Ugandans accused of ‘undermining democracy’ and engaging in pre and post-election human rights violations.
But Blinken didn’t mention names of those affected by the travel ban and attendant restrictions.
OFFICIALS LIKELY TO FACE US SANCTIONS
- Gen Peter Elwelu, the Commander of Land Forces
- Maj Gen James Birungi, former Commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC)
- Maj Gen Don William Nabaasa, former Commander of the Special Forces Command
- Maj Gen Abel Kandiho, the commandant of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI)
- Maj Gen Steven Sabiiti Muzeyi, former Deputy Inspector of General of Police
- Frank Mwesigwa, Commissioner of Police
- Col Chris Serunjogi Ddamulira, the Director of Crime Intelligence in the Uganda Police Force
The list, yet to be released by the US government in close collaboration with its Kampala Mission and NUP, is also said to contain names of police commanders, CMI and other individual army officers accused of attacking, arresting and torturing Bobi Wine and his supporters.
There are also unconfirmed claims that the list also includes the following ministers:
- Gen Elly Tumwine (security)
- Sam Kutesa (foreign affairs)
- Jeje Odongo (internal affairs)