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How missing Ugandan MP secretly used matatu from Tom Mboya street to Kampala

By Nyaboga Kiage October 12th, 2022 3 min read

Details of how Mr David Wandendeya Wakikona, a Ugandan MP, left Samra Court located along Argwings Kodhek road in Nairobi County to Kampala, Uganda can now be revealed.

Nairobi News has established that Mr Wakikona, on Sunday, October 9, 2022, without informing any of his colleagues from the Ugandan parliament that he was with at the apartments, decided to leave.

Three days later after he was reported missing in Nairobi, the MP spoke to the media in Kampala, Uganda saying that he was doing well and there was no need to raise an alarm.

Mr Wakikona, on October 3, 2022, arrived in Kenya alongside his colleagues; Kween county MP, Abdi Fadhil Kisos Chemaswet, Bokora Constituency MP Mr John Ngoya, Busiro MP Mr Paul Busiro and Mr Opio Emmanuel who is the clerk of Uganda’s National Assembly.

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He proceeded to the gate that enters the court and engaged the guard who was on duty asking him to order an Uber which was to drop him at Tom Mboya street located in Kenya’s Capital, Nairobi.

“It was reported by Mr Tallbet Kibet who was accompanied by Mr Emmanuel Opio (Clerk of Uganda’s National Assembly) that in the wee morning hours of October 9, 2022, (Sunday), Mr Wakikona went to the main gate and told the guard to request an Uber for him and the destination was Tom Mboya street,” the police report read in part.

It has now been established that immediately he boarded the Uber driven by Mr Robert Wang’ombe he was taken to his destination he proceeded to Latema Road and booked a Molo Line matatu to Nakuru.

A senior detective privy to the matter said that once in Nakuru he then boarded another vehicle, his phone signal at 2 pm then showed that he was in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County went through Bungoma County as he headed to Kampala which is Uganda’s capital.

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It is then that the Kenyan DCI officials tracked him down to the Kenyan border after a missing person report was filed, but could not get a hold of him as he had already crossed into the neighbouring country.

“There was a missing person report filed at the police station and the DCI took over the investigations. He was found and has already returned to Uganda,” Kilimani Sub County police boss Mr Andrew Muturi said.

In his statement to the media in Uganda, Mr Wakinona said that he was okay as he asked the journalists to go and see him within parliament in Kampala before he hung up.

“I am here [in Kampala], you come to Parliament you will see me,” he said.

Since he was reelected in the January 2021 Uganda general election, has been fighting a case in court challenging his academic qualifications.

His main opponent in the last elections Mr Wilson Watila moved to court challenging his win.

Mr Watila garnered 2,177 votes against 4,108 polled by Mr Wakikona.

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The former rejected the poll results and petitioned Mbale High Court accusing his nemesis of electoral malpractices, which denied him victory.

He also cited discrepancies in the names on the academic documents of his rival, saying that he did not swear a poll deed before his nomination.

Mr Watila claimed that the ‘O’-Level certificate presented by his rival shows that he is David Wakikona Wanendeya while the ‘A-level certificate reads Wakikona Wanendeya David.

He also said that his certificate from Soroti flying school carries Wakikona D. Wanendeya while his advanced flying certificate reads Wakikona David.

But Wakikona’s lawyers of Tumusiime Kabega and Co. Advocates told the court that the affidavits that accompanied the petition were incurably defective since they were prepared by a commissioner of oaths who never had a valid practising certificate.

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