Uganda: Gen Tumukunde Arrested

Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde during an interview with Daily Monitor.

Former security minister Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde was Thursday arrested after security operatives raided his offices in Kampala.

According to the General's aides, a team of operatives attached to Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID) and Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) entered his Kololo office at 7:30pm on Thursday for a search.

Moments after the raid, Gen Tumukunde said through his social media platforms that he had been arrested.

"Comrades, I have been surrounded by army officers at my private office in Kololo. Stay United. Details to follow," he said before adding that "I have been arrested. This will not stop our resolve" in a separate Facebook post minutes later.

Daily Monitor got to learn that he had been driven to CID headquarters in Kibuli.

However, by the time of filing this report, charges against him were still unknown.

His arrest comes just days after Gen Tumukunde declared his intention to run for the Presidency come 2021.

More From: Monitor

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.