By Kezia Agaba
Two Ugandan drug traffickers were executed in China’s Guandong province in May and June 2014, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday. The two Ugandans are Omar Ddamulira and Ham Andrew Ngobi, the ministry’s spokesperson Fred Opolot said.
Ddamulira was executed on May 21 while Ngobi was hanged on June 24 in Guandong province, Guangzhou a city populated by majority of Ugandan businessmen.
Mr. Fred Opolot said the Ugandan government attempted to engage the Chinese authorities to try and stay their execution but failed.
According to Opolot the two men who had been in prison were allowed to speak to their families before they were executed.
China recently revealed that 46 Ugandan inmates are on death row or life imprisonment in Chinese Prisons.