KAMPALA – Police have written to the military, seeking to know whether Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde was lawfully holding the guns and army uniform found during a search of his residence last week.
During a search of his home 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.
Police spokesman Fred Enanga told journalists on Monday, March 16, 2020 that they had written to the army, inquiring whether they had given the military supplies to Lt Gen Tumukunde.
“We are consulting with the army to know what he retired with them. What we know is that retired officers remain with only ceremonial uniform,” Mr Enanga said.
Nevertheless, Mr Enanga said the evidence they have gathered has enabled them to submit the file to the Director of Public Prosecutions for guidance.
According to the UPDF Act, any person found with government stores is tried in the court martial.
Mr Enanga said they had halted the search at Tumukunde’s homes until he leaves hospital where he has been admitted since Sunday. Police have also preferred charges of obstruction of police duty against 13 people arrested with Tumukunde last week. They include Tororo North MP Annet Nyakecho.