President Museveni Pardons 79 Prisoners On Medical And Humanitarian Grounds

President Yoweri Museveni has pardoned a total of 79 convicts who have been serving sentences at different Prisons across the country.

This is contained in a letter dated January 3, 2022 the President wrote to the Commissioner-General of Prisons Dr. Johnson Byabashaija directing for the release of the listed prisoners.

The president said, he exercised the power given to him by the Constitution and as recommended by the Advisory Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy to pardon the prisoners on “public health and humanitarian grounds.”

Among those freed is one Ms. Rodriguez Fagundez Albelys Doralys, a Venezuelan national who has been serving a sentence for drug trafficking.

Doralys was arrested in June 2018 at Entebbe International Airport with narcotic drugs, which she had swallowed.

The 114 pellets measuring 1.6 kilograms were detected in her stomach upon being scanned at the airport.

Below is the full list of the pardoned convicts

  1. Kamoga Gerald
  2. Kadogo Charles
  3. Kyakimwa Deborah
  4. Ithungu Mary
  5. Kabamuraze Socolasitic
  6. Muhereza Eliot
  7. Muhawenimana Ezra
  8. Ssemakula Swaibu
  9. Adebo David
  10. Edema Kennedy
  11. Mugabe Jayee
  12. Tumwekwasise Benon
  13. Murokore Francisco
  14. Nsimire Kevin
  15. Byaruhanga Lawrence
  16. Nuwasiima Felix
  17. Mugisha Abel
  18. Ainebyoona Hillary
  19. Rutafa Godfrey
  20. Gatete Hamuza
  21. Nsereko Ronald
  22. Nsubuga David
  23. Musana Peter
  24. Mashero Ronald
  25. Mashika Paul
  26. Anywa Jespa
  27. Mugudwa Amos
  28. Adbul Karim
  29. Mugisa Robert
  30. Masereka Emmanuel
  31. Barijwaha Philimon
  32. Byaruhanga Eriya
  33. Kyaligonza Fortportal
  34. Akidi Santina
  35. Obote Hellen
  36. Byaruhanga Edson
  37. Mumbere Musheisin
  38. Katonezi Stanley
  39. Nakazibwe Rehema
  40. Nabukera Madina
  41. Okot Sunday
  42. Muwanguzi Adidas
  43. Okumu Francis
  44. Busobozi Kenneth
  45. Takisa Joseph
  46. Kigundu Israel
  47. Zimonia Tera
  48. Kayongo Denis
  49. Atwiine Brian
  50. Agu Swaibu Isimba
  51. Ochieng Richard T
  52. Ahammed Bourn Juma
  53. Okwi Kasim
  54. Ekwaro Sam
  55. Owani Denis
  56. Ecia James
  57. Kyamanya Godwin
  58. Ego Aron Alias Junior
  59. Mugwanya Mathias
  60. PTE Awany James
  61. Cpl Sabot Herbertson
  62. Tumusiime Benard
  63. Oyeka Anthony
  64. Lopus Peter
  65. Lokiru Paul
  66. Wanyama Livingstone
  67. Mfutumukiza Lawrence
  68. Twinomugisha
  69. Njagala John Kyanamukaka
  70. Pte Loma Alex
  71. Nyanzi Emmanuel
  72. Zirimu James Bulaula
  73. Muhangi Peter
  74. Namugabu Paul
  75. Tarizeba Ronald
  76. Mukalugwire Nyisa
  77. Turyatunga Innocent
  78. Mutumba Ronald

In 2020, President Museveni pardoned 833 prisoners countrywide through the Prerogative.

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