At least 79 inmates including a Venezuelan have been set free from various government prisons after being pardoned by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
Uganda Prisons Service-UPS spokesperson Frank Baine, said Museveni forgave the inmates on medical and humanitarian grounds.
“In the exercise of the power vest in me under article 121 (1) (a) of the constitution of the republic of Uganda, 1995 as mended and on the advice of the advisory committee on the prerogative of mercy, I hereby grant to the person below, on public health and humanitarian grounds,” Museveni statement reads.
Out of the 79 inmates, eight are from Fort Portal prisons and these include; Deborah Kyakimwa, Mary Ithungu, Karim Abdul, Robert Mugisa, Emmnanuel Masereka, Philimon Barijwaha, Eriya Byaruhanga and Kyaligonza.
Five inmates have been released from Mbale prison and they include; Peter Musana, Ronald Masjero, Paul Mashika, Jespa Anywa and Amos Mugudwa. Masindi prisons have also had five prisoners set free and these include; Sunday Okot, Adidas Muwanguzi, Francis Okum and Kenneth Busobozi.