Lt. Gen Henry Tumukunde Finally Granted Bail

  • by Rodney Mponye
  • May 12, 2020

Former security minister Lt.Gen Henry Tumukunde who is battling charges of treason and unlawful possession of firearms was finally granted bail on Monday morning.

High Court Judge Wilson Kwesiga released him on a non-cash bail of sh50m on grounds that bail is a constitutional right.

He dismissed state argument that investigations were incomplete, noting that it is not a hindrance to the grant of bail to an accused person.

It is alleged that Tumukunde made treasonous utterances on March 5 while appearing on NBS Television in Kamwokya, Kampala, during the Morning Breeze Show.

He purportedly said, “If I was Rwanda, I would wish to support people who want to cause a change in Uganda.”

The DPP says such talk was aimed at encouraging Rwanda to invade Uganda to cause an unlawful change of government.

Prosecution further alleges that Tumukunde on March 13 at Impala Avenue Kololo possessed a modified AK-47 rifle N0. 19865-BU3618 and a star pistol N0.EL-860030 without holding a valid firearms certificate.