KAMPALA – Maj Gen Kasirye Ggwanga has said former security minister Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde must have planned before declaring his presidential bid and that Ugandans should not take him for granted.
Tumukunde, who announced that he will run for president come 2021 about three weeks ago, was last Thursday arrested by police and the army on charges of treason.
But Gen Ggwanga, 67, says Tumukunde is a level-headed person who knows what he is doing.
“Tumukunde has calculated his thing. When he decides to do something, he does it. He is a realistic person. So let us watch this space,” Gwanga said.
Meanwhile the army is contemplating slapping additional charges on Tumukunde on top of treason, PML Daily has learnt. This was cited in the alleged involvement of the Financial Intelligence Authority in the search of his residence in Kololo, Kampala, on Friday.
Sources close to the investigation told this website that the former security minister could be charged with money laundering charges in relation to making dubious financial transactions. This website could not independently verify these allegations.
During the search conducted by CID Director Grace Akullo, head of forensics Andrew Mubiru and head of political crimes Richard Mugwisagye, over 20 army uniforms and two guns were recovered from Tumukunde’s home in Kololo. About 14 people found there, including Tororo North MP Annet Nyaketcho and Tumukunde’s son Amanya, were arrested.
Sources added that Gen Tumukunde is expected in court this week. However, the absence of a substantive Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to sanction to treason charge delayed the case file.