Tumukunde disguising subversion as politics- Museveni

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Lt Gen Tumukunde

President Museveni has spoken out on Lt Gen Tumukunde’s arrest and his presidential ambition.

Museveni said people who want to run against him are not arrested.

“Kyagulanyi [Bobi Wine] said he wanted to be president. People who want to be president are walking,” Museveni said in an interview with NBS.

He said Tumukunde went beyond that and there is evidence.

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“I don’t want to go into details because it is in the court. You can’t be arrested for saying you want to be president; it is those who hide under politics to do subversion.”

He said even Bobi Wine and Kizza Besigye are not being arrested or curtailed for eying the presidency but for alleged subversion.

On Monday, High Court has granted Tumukunde a non-cash bail of Shs 50 million.

He is standing trial for treason and illegal possession of firearms.

Justice Wilson Kwesiga directed the retired military officer to appear before the Senior City Hall grade one magistrate, Valerian Tumuhimbise, on May 20 for the extension of his bail.

Tumukunde was picked from his Kololo residence on March 12 and arraigned before City Hall Magistrate’s court for treason and illegal possession of firearms.

He was subsequently remanded to Luzira prison.

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