Tumukunde sent to Luzira

Tumukunde in court

Former Security Minister Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde has been sent to Luzira prison on remand until March 30, 2020.

The sickly former security minister appeared at City Hall court Wednesday where he was formally charged with treason and unlawful possession of firearms.

He was reportedly found with a pistol and an AK47 gun when he didnt have licences for them.

“I have been produced at City hall magistrate’s court this afternoon. Remain strong and stay focused,” his social media administrator earlier said.


Tumukunde appeared at City Hall Court under tight security and being supported by two people.

He was taken out of Kololo hospital where he had been admitted since Saturday after collapsing in police custody.

Magistrate Valerian Tuhimbise said Tumukunde will be allowed to access his medical doctors while on remand.

Tumukunde, according to police, called on the support of a neighbouring country to support him in removing the current leadership with or without the ballot.

He was, therefore, 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.



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