KAMPALA – The director of the Internal Security Organisation (ISO), Col (Rtd) Frank ‘Kaka’ Bagyenda has accused former Security minister Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde of posturing in his bid to challenge Yoweri Museveni for the country’s top seat come 2021.
According to Col Bagyenda, Lt Gen Tumukunde has no political base and he knows that he has no chance against Mr Museveni in the 2021 presidential elections.
“Tumukunde is posturing to tell everyone that he isabove everyone else. That is blackmail. That is how Tumukunde works. He even had an opportunity of campaigning for President Museveni but he failed. He was only moving around in choppers with money,” Col. Kaka is quoted as saying in the New Vision newspaper.
Tumukunde was arrested last week on charges of treason. Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said in a statement that Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde will face charges relating to his utterances in a series of radio and television interviews, calling for support from a neighbouring country in removing the current leadership with or without a ballot.
And Kaka believes that Tumukunde could be an agent of external forces.
“I am even attempted to think that some of these people are agents of external forces. They do not speak like patriots. Tumukunde is suffering from a bloated ego,” he adds.
Only last week, Gen Tumukunde was asked about Rwanda on NBS television, and he made comments that the police have indicated as a big part for his ongoing woes.