Opposition Activist Found Dead in her House

An opposition activist, Barbara Alimadi, was on Monday found dead in her house, located in Kiwatule, a Kampala suburb. One of her closest friends, the Nakawa LC III Happy Nasasira told New Vision that Alimadi’s death was a shock as she did not hear her complaining of any sickness.She added that the deceased has been staying alone. “For sure, I have run short of words because I talked to you Barbara, and you were fine, what could have killed you!” she wept. Alimadi came into limelight in 2012, when she stripped half-naked at Kampala Central Police Station, protesting the manner in which her colleague Ingrid Turinawe, had been arrested by Police. Turinawe was arrested while heading to Nasana, where the ‘For God and My Country’ (4GC) political pressure group, had organised a rally. In 2012, the then, Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, the late Andrew Felix Kaweesi, arrested Alimadi, alongside others including; Happy Nasasira, Harriet Nakiyemba, Winfred Nakajubi, Aisha Nagudi, and Teo Namutebi. Later, they were cautioned and released on condition that they do not repeat their actions. In addition, she (Barbara Alimadi) staged another demonstration on June 25, 2012, at Parliament, demanding the resignation of the then, prime minister, John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, accusing him of corruption. At the time of her death, she has been the Secretary for International Affairs, at the national executive council, of the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT). She has also been ANT- coordinator in the diaspora, a position she scooped on May 22, 2019. On Tuesday, the ANT President retired Maj.Gen. Mugisha Muntu, posted her photo on his social media platforms, in solidarity. Alimadi holds a degree in engineering from the UK, and also a master’s degree in human rights, from Makerere University. She was born to the former Ugandan Prime Minister, the late Erifas Otema Alimadi, of Patiko-Gulu, district.

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