Twenty two Ugandans may be hanged in China for alleged drug trafficking.
According to sources, those to be hanged include Bonitor Naggayi, Jean Kirunda Ndawula, Lucy Amor Acen, Gertrude Ndagire Ssentongo, Bako Maria Paira, Lillian Nakungu Deborah, Sandra Nalumansi, Reagan Ssekajja, Anthony Kalule, Joseph Mukasa Mulindwa and Isaac Jagwe.
Others are Alfred Ssempewo, Charles Candia, Eddie Kasumba, Jason Mukiibi, Nassur Salim, Faridu Kalema, Peter Bogere, Felix Nsubuga, Madinah Kyalimpa, Susan Kakeeto and Betty Asiimwe.
By February this year there were one hundred Ugandans languishing in jail in China and Hong Kong, among them 47 women. Most were charged with trafficking in drugs and faced the death sentence and life imprisonment.
By press time efforts to contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs over the matter were futile but in an earlier communication the ministry officials had indicated that talks were underway between Uganda and China, to have some of those serving time in jail complete their sentences in Uganda.