KAMPALA – Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde has been discharged from Kampala Hospital and is now being driven to his country home in Rukungiri District, PML Daily has learnt.
Sources at the Kololo-based hospital told this website on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, that the security operatives, who were guarding Gen Tumukunde in hospital, could not wait for him to improve having been admitted to the facility on Sunday.
However, after receiving a doctor’s report that the former security minister can continue to recover from home, the CMI operatives put him in a vehicle and began on a journey to Rukungiri.
On Tuesday, Daily Monitor newspaper reported that Gen Tumukunde’s home in Rukungiri has been reportedly sealed off since Sunday as security planned to do a search on the home.
It is not immediately clear whether the security operatives are taking him to search his home.
Last Thursday, a joint security team raided his office in Kololo in the capital Kampala and blocked anyone leaving or getting out. Lt Gen Tumukunde and 15 members of his consultative committee were arrested. His offices were searched by police and military the next day. At the weekend, police searched his office and home in Kololo where they found military uniforms and other army equipment.
Police spokesman Fred Enanga said on Monday that they had written to the army inquiring whether Lt Gen Tumukunde was in unlawful possession of military supplies or they were given to him upon his retirement from military service.
Mr Enanga said they had halted the search at his homes and offices since it required his personal presence.