KAMPALA – Presidential hopeful Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde has applied to the High Court for bail.
Through his lawyers of Wameli and Company Advocates, Gen Tumukunde says he is a law abiding citizen who will not jump bail and that he needs to continue with his presidential consultations.
“I am committed to attend court at all times if granted bail and I have substantial sureties who have undertaken and will ensure that I attend court at all times as required by this honorable court and abide by the terms,” his application reads in part.
“I am a presidential aspirant for the forthcoming general elections and have accordingly submitted my notifications to the Electoral Commission and I am in the process of commencing my countrywide consultations in preparations for the elections,” Tumukunde adds.
The former security minister also said he is married with seven children which means that he cannot flee the country.
“I am not a flight risk at all and I undertake to abide by such terms and conditions as may be set by this honorable court if released on bail,” he says in his affidavit.
Tumukunde also says since he is of advanced age, sole bread winner to the family and has always been a law abiding citizen, court should temporarily release him as he awaits hearing of his case since it is his constitutional right to be given bail.