Uganda’s political treason suspects

Uganda’s political treason suspects

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga yesterday said in a statement that Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde will face charges relating to his utterances in a series of radio and television interviews, calling for support from a neighboring country in removing the current leadership with or without a ballot.
Mr. Enange did not name the neighboring country.


Only last week, Gen Tumukunde was asked about Rwanda, and he made comments that the police have indicated as a big part of his ongoing woes.


The long-running feud between Uganda and Rwanda got to a head last year in February when Rwanda closed its border with Uganda. Despite several rounds of talks between the leadership of the two countries, the border has not yet been reopened.


In the run-up to the 2001 General Election, Uganda listed Rwanda along with DR Congo and Sudan as “hostile countries”. Uganda later accused Rwanda of supporting Dr. Kizza Besigye’s first shot at the presidency in 2001.


Tensions between the two countries had been building up for quite some time by then.
The former speaker of Rwanda’s parliament, Mr. Joseph Sebarenzi Kabuye, and a renegade military officer, Maj Alphonse Furuma, had fled Kigali to Kampala, where they separately issued statements critical of Mr. Kagame’s leadership.

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