By Spy Uganda
Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde, who is vying for the presidency in the 2021 general elections, has been remanded to Luzira prisons over allegations of treason.
Gen. Tumukunde, who was arrested together with 13 others, among them Tororo County North Member of Parliament Annet Nyakecho, has been in detention until Wednesday afternoon when he was produced before the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Magistrates Court, which remanded the retired UPDF officer to Luzira Prison on treason charges.
Tumukunde was remanded until March 30, 2020, when he will appear for hearing of his bail application.
However, while in Court, Tumukunde, who has been under interrogation for days, looked so frail, and had to be supported to walk by his lawyers and policemen.
It should be noted that over the weekend he had been admitted at Kampala Hospital with a swollen leg which he suffered after his arrest last Thursday at his Kololo office along Impala Avenue by CID director Grace Akulli, on orders from ‘Above.’
Some reports suggested he had collapsed in Police custody at SIU, Kireka, while others alleged he had been tortured.
His troubles started after he was hosted on NBS TV for an interview, during which he allegedly said that if he was Rwanda, he would support all forces that want to overthrow President Yoweri Museveni.
But police spokesperson Fred Enanga said in a statement released on Friday that Tumukunde’s utterances violate sections 23 and 22 of the Penal Code Act, are tantamount to treason, an offense that attracts life imprisonment or death sentence.
However, the other people he was arrested with, including MP Nyakecho, whose husband has since been arrested too, are yet to be produced in court.