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Police arrests MP over Tumukunde link

by Odongo Christopher
Hon Nyakecho

Tororo North Member of Parliament, Annet Nyakecho, who is also the national coordinator of Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde 2021 presidential campaign, has been detained at Jinja Road police station.

We have learnt that Tumukunde’s team members, who were held under house arrest on Thursday were finally taken by police on Friday afternoon.

They were first taken to Criminal Investigations Department headquarters Kibuli to record statements. After the statement, they were taken to police stations including Kiira road and Jinja road according to a source.

“They were put in different vehicles after the statement and taken to various destinations,” said a source.

We have since established that majority of the team numbering about 12 were taken to Kiira road. Others including MP Nyakecho were taken to Jinja road and some to Kabalagala
It remains unclear what charges police is preferring against the team, that includes two sons of Tumukunde; Amanya Nduduhura Tumukunde and Philips Tumukunde, since the general is being held over the personal statements he made on Television.

Police Spokesman Fred Enanga said in a statement released on Friday morning that Tumukunde is to face treason charges and incitement of violence.

“The arrest (of Tumukunde) follows his utterances in a series of radio and television interviews, which seek to foster hatred that might lead to inter-community violence, fomenting and glorifying violence in general,” said Enanga.

“He in addition, calls on the support of a neighboring country to support him in removing the current leadership with or without the ballot.”

Tumukunde said on local television that the neighboring Rwanda should interest in supporting a regime Uganda.

“He is therefore, being charged under Sections 23 (2) b and 23 (3) b, of the Penal code Act, which deals with instigating persons to invade the Republic of Uganda and inciting any persons to make a mutinous assembly,” added Enanga.

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