Ugandan engineer who disapeared after Garang’s death in 2005 resurfaces

Ugadan Engineer Andrew Ndawula (Credit; New Vision Ugandan)

December 19th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – A Ugandan telecommunication engineer who disappeared five days after the death of Sudanese First-Vice President Dr. John Garang de’Mabior in a plane crash in 2005 has re-appeared in Uganda after almost 13 years of disappearance and assumed death.

The engineer, Andrew Ndawula, who prior to his disappearance was working with the mobile telecom operator company MTN, was believed to have been arrested by the Ugandan intelligence service on the suspicion that he was hearing a private conversation between unnamed security officials shortly before the plane took off supposedly for New Kush.

He was also believed to have been killed by the Ugandan intelligence services with the MTN paying huge amount of money to his family in compensation.

Ndawula on Friday wedded his girlfriend Deborah Nankwanga Kawaala at the Redeemed of the Life Evangelistic Church in Makerere and later hosted his visitors for a reception in a heavily guarded Speke Resort Hotel Munyonyo at the Flag mast gardens.

Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima said given the fact that the investigation file of the death of Dr. John Garang is open, they will summon him and further ask him about some relevant questions which may involve the investigation outside Uganda.

“The file is definitely still open and we will summon him and ask him to tell us where he has been. A case disappearance was reported to police shortly after he went missing and we stretched our investigations beyond the borders,” he said.

“There were allegations that he was murdered and I believe the company that had contracted him to work even paid compensation to the family and just in case we find out that this money was actually paid and the family has not reported his coming back, we will arrest him,” Kayima added.