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Veteran journalist Isaac Bakka in Luzira on treason charges
The Judiciary Sokesperson Solomon Muyita has confirmed that veteran journalist Isaac Bakka was charged with treason after he was arrested for allegedly being involved in the procurement of arms to overthrow the government.

The family of Reverand Isaac Bakka, a veteran journalist, ex-soldier and clergyman, has been living in uncertainty since he went missing in October last year.


Isaac Bakka’s wife, Sylvia, says she last saw her husband of 20 years on the 8th of October 2017.


Sylvia Bakka says on the day he disappeared, her husband left the house to meet a man from South Africa who wanted his help in setting up a supermarket.


Mrs. Bakka says after her husband had been missing for a while she contacted the Police Spokesperson, Emilian Kayima, who referred her to Flying squad boss Herbert Muhangi.


She says Muhangi tracked one of the last numbers to call her husband and it was found to be registered in the names of a security agent attached to the Joint Anti Terrorism Taskforce.


After a while, she received an anonymous phone call informing her that her husband was in Luzira Upper Prison.


According to the spokesperson of the Judiciary, Solomon Muyita, Rev Isaac Bakka was indeed charged with treason and remanded to Luzira Prison by the Nakawa Chief Magistrate Jameson Karemani on the 14th of February.


In the meantime, Sylvia Bakka says she is struggling to get by without her husband. She says her two children had to leave school at the end of the year. Worse still the family has been forced to leave with friends after failing to pay rent for the house in which they were living.


If Rev. Captain Isaac Bakka appears at the Nakawa Chief Magistrates court in two weeks as scheduled, it will be the first time the family will have a chance to see him since he disappeared.