KAMPALA — The Uganda Police have on Friday March 13, 2020 confirmed that former security minister Gen. Henry Tumukunde will face treason charges following his arrest on Thursday night.
Spokesman Fed Enanga said in a statement that the charges are related to the presidential aspirant soliciting support from neighboring countries, one of them understood to be Rwanda in his bid against the Kampala establishment.
Military sources on Thursday March 12, 2020 had already indicated to PML Daily that Gen. Tumukunde, who was arrested in a joint operation by Special Forces Command (SFC) and the Uganda Police would be charged in General Court-Martial on Friday, March 13, 2020.
Mr. Enanga in a statement on Friday said Gen. Tumukunde’s arrest follows his utterances in a series of radio and television interviews, which the police say “seek to foster hatred that might lead to inter-community violence, fomenting and glorifying violence in general”.
The Military has on Friday morning returned to Gen. Tumukunde’s premises in Kololo for any additional evidence of material value.
Mr. Enanga said that Tumukunde has been soliciting for support from a neighboring country to support him in removing the current leadership with or without the ballot.
Enanga didn’t mentioned the country but sources indicates the country to be Rwanda.
“He is therefore, being charged under Sections 23 (2) b and 23 (3) b, of the Penal code Act, which deals with instigating persons to invade the Republic of Uganda and inciting any persons to make a mutinous assembly.”
Gen. Tumukunde last week announced he will run for president in 2021.