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Gen. Tumukunde’s Campaigns In Kasese Flop After Scuffles With Police

Gen. Tumukunde’s Campaigns In Kasese Flop After Scuffles With Police

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By Our Reporter The planned campaigns for presidential candidate  Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde, which were scheduled to be held in  Kasese District today have flopped after scuffles between his supporters and the police. Gen. Tumukunde, who is contesting on Independent  ticket and had planned to hold scientific campaigns in Kasese in accordance with the Electoral Commission (E.C) Standard Operating Procedures,  was shocked after the police blocked him from holding the same, without giving him any reasons. A standoff ensued between his supporters and the police, which prompted the security agencies  to fire teargas  at Tumukunde’s supporters to disperse them. Commenting about the unfortunate developments, Gen. Tumukunde said that; “The army in western ...
E.C Clears Supporters Of Museveni, Gen. Tumukunde For Nomination

E.C Clears Supporters Of Museveni, Gen. Tumukunde For Nomination

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Electoral Commission has cleared supporters of candidates aspiring  to contest for the presidency in the 2021 election. The supporters who have been cleared so far by the E.C are those of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, of the National Resistance Movement (NRM), Gen. Henry Tumukunde, Fred Mwesigye and Kalembe Nancy Linda who are all contesting as Independent candidates. The rest of the supporters of other candidates who include Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, are  yet to be verified and cleared by the Commission. It should be noted that the Commission set as one of the regulations for nominations that every presidential candidate should go to the nomination venue, which is Kyambogo University Sports Gr...
29 Presidential Candidates  Battle For Museveni Seat Come 2021

29 Presidential Candidates Battle For Museveni Seat Come 2021

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Electoral Commission  reveals that so far, at least 29 presidential aspirants have declared intentions to run for president in 2021 polls against President Yoweri Museveni. Few of the aspirants are publicly known with the most recognisable faces being Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine (MP for Kyadondo East), Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde (former security minister), Elton John Mabirizi, Norbert Mao (DP President), Maureen Kyala, Moses Byamugisha, Ruhinda Maguru, Darlen Kamusiime, Grace Kabarungi, Joseph Kabuleta, Charles Rwomushana, Mugisha Muntu among others. However, more and bigger names are expected in the race as political parties have not yet convened their national delegates’ conferences to elect their presidential flag bearers. While Bobi Wine has already...
Gen. Tumukunde Finally Granted Cash Bail Of Shs50m

Gen. Tumukunde Finally Granted Cash Bail Of Shs50m

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By Elite Reporter Former security minister Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde was granted cash bail of Shs50m by Buganda Road  on Monday morning. Gen. Tumukunde, who has been in  jail for 60 days after he was arrested on  March 12, 2020,  presented his wife, brother and business associate Mathew Rukikaire as sureties before  court granted him bail.   A 2021 presidential aspirant, Tumukunde is facing charges of treason and illegal possession of fire arms, following a raid at his home by security officers in March, during which they recovered several incriminating items, among them firearms. He attempted to secure bail in April after presenting four sureties who included ; his wife Stella Tumukunde, Salaamu Musumba, the Vice chairperson for Eastern Uganda in ...
Bush War Hero Gen. Tumukunde Charged With Treason, Sent To Luzira

Bush War Hero Gen. Tumukunde Charged With Treason, Sent To Luzira

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By Elite Reporter Rtd. Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde, one of the  National Resistance Army (NRA) Bush War Heroes, has Wednesday afternoon been charged with treason and remanded  to Luzira prisons by the Magistrates Court at City Hall, Kampala. Gen. Tumukunde, who was arrested last Thursday from his offices in Kololo, was charged with treason and two counts of unlawful possession of firearms to which he pleaded nor guilty. The treason charges arose from utterances he made in an interview on NBS TV a few days ago, during which he allegedly urged the Rwandan government to back forces in Uganda that seek to overthrow president Yoweri Museveni. However, Court advised him not to plead to the treason charge, because it is a capital offense only triable by the High Court. He’s been remande...
War Erupts In State House Over Gen. Tumukunde Arrest, First Lady Orders His Release

War Erupts In State House Over Gen. Tumukunde Arrest, First Lady Orders His Release

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By Elite Reporter There is fire in State House following the arrest of presidential aspirant Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde, who was arrested by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) on Thursday evening. We have learnt that following Tumukunde's arrest, the First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni has since intervened in the matter and demanded his immediate release. According to sources, the First Lady has since assured Gen. Salim Saleh and First Son Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba to desist from threatening Gen. Tumukunde with death if he doesn't pull out of the 2021 presidential race. The situation in State House is said to have escalated so much that the First Lady has since vowed to protect Gen. Tumukunde with her last drop of blood. “Gen. Tumukunde has approached me crying for pr...
Presidential Aspirant Lt.Gen. Henry Tumukunde Arrested By Military

Presidential Aspirant Lt.Gen. Henry Tumukunde Arrested By Military

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By Keefa Nuwahereza News coming indicates that presidential candidate Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde has been arrested, a few days after the Electoral Commission granted him permission to conduct consultations ahead of the 2021 election. Our Spies reveal that Gen. Tumukunde's home in Kololo was Thursday evening surrounded by military officers, who sealed off the entire area, blocking anyone from leaving or entering his residence. However, the mean-looking officers have since barred journalists from accessing the area, filming or doing any photography in the area. By the time of filing this story neither the police nor the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) have come out to issue a statement about why they surrounded Gen. Tumukunde's home. It should be noted that Gen. Tukm...
Tumukunde Urges President Kagame To Back Forces That Want To Overthrow Museveni

Tumukunde Urges President Kagame To Back Forces That Want To Overthrow Museveni

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By Elite Reporter Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde, a former Minister for Security, has urged Rwandan president Paul Kagame to support forces that want to overthrow President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Gen. Tumukunde, who this week announced his intention to contest against President Yoweri Museveni in the 2021 election, made the remarks on Thursday morning during an interview with NBS TV’s Morning Breeze programme host Simon Kagwa Njala. When Kagwa asked Gen. Tumukunde for his opinion about the Uganda- Rwanda impasse, he replied that; “An impasse! I hope we are following the same developments on this issue. However, if I was Rwanda, I would support anyone who wants to cause a change in Uganda.” Tumukunde claimed that this would in one way or another solve the impasse between Rwanda and...
Succession Battle: State House Torn Apart As Gen. Tumukunde Joins 2021 Presidential Race

Succession Battle: State House Torn Apart As Gen. Tumukunde Joins 2021 Presidential Race

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By Elite Reporter A fierce succession battle has erupted at State House over who will take over power in 2021, after retired Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde declaring his intentions to contest for the presidency. Gen. Tumukunde, a former Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Spy Chief, who also served as minister for security a few years back in president Museveni’s government, now wants to oust his former boss through the ballot box. We have since established that as a way of showing how serious he is about ousting president Museveni, Gen. Tumukunde has since delivered his a letter to the Electoral Commission in which he seeks permission to conduct presidential consultations across the country. Gen. Tumuklunde's letter to thee Electoral Commission Gen. Tumukunde expressed his intentions ...
Gen. Tumukunde’s  2021 Presidential Bid Sparks Off Tension In UPDF, Museveni Withdraws His Bodyguards

Gen. Tumukunde’s 2021 Presidential Bid Sparks Off Tension In UPDF, Museveni Withdraws His Bodyguards

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By Elite Reporter Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde has sparked off internal strife within the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) ranks after President Yoweri Museveni, as Commander In Chief, ordered the withdrawal his army bodyguards, after word leaked that the  former Security minister wants to contest for Presidency in 2021. Sources reveal that Tumukunde's security details  at his Kololo and Rukungiri homes were given marching orders early this week, since he is no longer a serving officer under the UPDF. Close sources to the retired General confirmed the development and revealed  that an order to withdraw guards was issued last weekend when  Tumukunde was upcountry. Some of the National Resistance Army Bush War historicals "It is true all the guards have been recalled  to Bom...
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