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Winnie defended

By Vision Reporter

Added 2nd December 2002 03:00 AM

REFORM Agenda yesterday defended Mbarara Municipality MP Winnie Byanyima’s position that the group has no links with the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels of Joseph Kony.

REFORM Agenda yesterday defended Mbarara Municipality MP Winnie Byanyima’s position that the group has no links with the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels of Joseph Kony.

By Hamis Kaheru
REFORM Agenda yesterday defended Mbarara Municipality MP Winnie Byanyima’s position that the group has no links with the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels of Joseph Kony.

“We do not support the war in the north. We do not support Kony and we are not part of any terrorist organisation,” Reform Agenda’s secretary for natural resources, Kagurire Sebowa, told a press conference at the group’s offices in Kamwokya, Kampala.

“We strongly condemn Kony, his sympathiers and all forms of terrorism. Our view is that we should seek peaceful means to resolve conflicts,” he said.

Byanyima, wife to Reform Agenda leader Col. Kizza Besigye and the group’s third vice-chairperson, on Sunday refuted press reports that she held private meetings with people linked to LRA in London to chart out a plot to overthrow the Government.

“We have a mission. We have a vision. We have objectives and we are acting within the law. Our strategy is not to incite people against the Government but to point out what is wrong so that the Government can put right what has been pointed out,” he said.

“Reform Agenda is a pressure group and all our activities are lawful. If they (government) find someone linked to Kony, the law is clear and it should be applied,” Kagumire said.

He said attempts by security agencies to link Reform Agenda to LRA were aimed at denying the group and its leaders support among the population.

Winnie defended

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