KAMPALA/KIGALI – Information minister Frank Tumwebaze has dismissed as malicious propaganda allegations by Rwanda National Police that they have seized several properties belonging to him in Rwanda.
“Just rubbish or call it fake news of cheap and illogical propagandists. I never waste time with those who invest in propaganda to serve their malicious schemes. I am never diverted by such and their sponsors,” Mr. Tumwebaze wrote on his Twitter page on Tuesday, December 03, 2019.
He was responding to a statement by Rwanda National Police which claimed to have properties linked to him in an operation.
Rwanda Police claim that they received an alert on Tuesday morning and responded.
“The joint forces responded to a threat at the intersection of several streets and that they were alerted at 7.35 am. Police will communicate and confirm the exact nature of the threat but a search warrant was executed because activities A the said properties are related to the threat.
Several electronic devices, including mobile phones and computers, were seized in the search and police are speaking with a number of youths over the incident, No one has been charged at this time,” a police statement reads in part.
“All properties of concern are owned by Uganda’s Minister through third parties and include; a) Inks steak house KG 6 Avenue/KG 609 b) City valley lodges KN 7 Rd c) Private house on KK 730 st. d) Private house KK 13 Av. We urge the public and media to wait for details from official communication lines of relevant authorities,” the statement adds.