Kampala, Uganda – Police has confirmed that Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde will be charged with treason. The former security minister and now Presidential aspirant, was arrested Thursday night.
According to a police statement released on Friday morning, Gen Tumukunde was arrested at around 7pm by a joint security task team led by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations for alleged Treason.
Mr Fred Enanga, the Police Spokesperson says his premises at Kololo remain secured for further search this morning, for any additional evidence of material value.
“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. He in addition, calls on the support of a neighboring country to support him in removing the current leadership with or without the ballot,” Mr. Enanga said in a statement.
“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,” police said in their statement.
The former spy chief is expected to appear before court today (Friday).