KAMPALA — In a remarkable turn of events, founder of National Unity Platform (NUP) Moses Kibalama has on Friday September, confirmed to court that he has been under military detention for two weeks in Mbale, on orders of UPDF chief Gen. David Muhoozi.
Mr. Kibalama who cried several times during cross examination asked court to help him regain his freedom— claiming that he was summoned by Gen. Muhoozi, the Chief of Defence Forces who quizzed him about changes in party leadership before ordering for his military detention.
Mr. Kibalama also disowned the video in which he appeared claiming that he was promised USD5 million by Mr. Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine to change party leadership.
Meanwhile, Security at Twed Towers in Nakasero that also houses the Court of Appeal was beefed up to restrain NUP supporters from swarming court where Mr. Kibalama was appearing regarding the alleged sale and change of his party.
Kibalama; a former Superintendent of Police during presidents’ Obote and Amin’s regimes said he voluntarily accepted to change the party’s name he was heading since 2004 to NUP.
On the U-turn, Mr. Kibalama said he was compelled to make a U-turn on the change of his party name because him and some of the founder members of NURP were not given any slots in NUP which he says has now gained political fame.
He however says, he was intrigued to seek legal advise and make consultations from another lawyer whom he has also wrongly identified in court as James Byamukama.