The Uganda Police Force has revealed the reasons why former Security Minister Lt.Gen.Henry Tumukunde was arrested.
According to the police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, Tumukunde will face treason charges over his comments regarding the icy relationship between Uganda and Rwanda.
“The arrest 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,”Enanga said.
It should be noted that while appearing on NBS TV last week, Tumukunde said he would support the Kigali establishment to overthrow Museveni’s government.
Police insists that this equivalent to treason and he must answer charges.
“He in addition, calls on the support of a neighboring country to support him in removing the current leadership with or without the ballot. 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,”Enanga said.
Tumukunde was arrested on Thursday evening from his home in Kololo before he wrote a statement at CID headquarters in Kibuli.
He was later detained at the Special Investigations Division in Kireka where he spent the night.