Gen Tinyefuza Return Takes Fresh Twist

treatment pharmacy geneva;”>This followed reports that Tinyefuza had decided to “postpone” his return to an unknown date to avoid what has been termed as being “arrested like a cockroach.”

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Speaking to Chimpreports on Friday evening, army spokesman Lt Col Paddy Ankunda said “Generals don’t fear fire but face it.”

He added: “Gen Tinyefuza should not fear to return. Only a coward can do such a thing. He should come back. If he has a case to answer then he should but if there is none he can continue with his work.”

Asked why the army was deploying heavily armed personnel in Entebbe ahead of Tinyefuza’s return from United Kingdom where he has been holed up since April 30, Ankunda noted:

“Is deployment a crime? General don’t fear. They stand before fire and face it if he is following his conscious and heart, why should he develop cold feet?” wondered Ankunda.


Chimpreports today reported that Police and the army had stepped up surveillance operations at Entebbe International Airport and along the Entebbe-Kampala Highway in preparation of Tinyefuza’s homecoming.

The controversial general’s widely publicized remarks that some officers opposed to the so-called “Muhoozi Project” were being targeted for assassination have ruffled feathers in the security establishment.

Defence Minister Crispus Kiyonga has rubbished Tinyefuza’s assignation claims as “falsehoods” while Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen Aronda Nyakairima insists the General “was out of order.”

Army spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda told Chimpreports on Friday that the army is “closely monitoring the situation.”

He added: “We expect Gen Tinyefuza to return on Saturday. I am not sure whether he has changed his plan.”

It has emerged several supporters of the controversial General are expected to line up along Entebbe Road to welcome him from London where he had camped since April 30.

Security officials say the Commander-in-chief, Gen Yoweri Museveni has already given a green light to the military Police to arrest Tinyefuza.

The situation is so puzzling, considering the arrest of Tinyefuza at the Airport would popularize his brand, galvanise his support and also cultivate a ground for the launch of his presidential bid.

It remains to be seen if Tinyefuza will be allowed to address press.

The General reportedly possesses a document critical of government which he intends to read before press as soon as he jets in.

It also emerged that several aides (accountants and receptionists) of Tinyefuza had been detained by Police’s Flying Squad.

They include James Nayebare, Moses Nuwagaba, Frank Ninsiima and Abbey Twinamatsiko.

Ankunda told Chimpreports the arrested aides had been detained at Police’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) in Kireka.

“I don’t know where they are. But I last heard that they were held at SIU headquarters,” said Ankunda.

He said the aides were “not our soldiers but civilians doing work for ISO” before advising this website to contact SIU Commandant Beata Chelimo.

Chelimo said she would not comment on the arrests, adding, “I am only answerable to the IGP.”

She referred us to Police boss Judith Nabakooba who said she was not yet briefed on the saga.

“Therefore I cannot authoritatively comment on the matter. I don’t have any information to give you.”

According to Tinyefuza’s lawyer, Joseph Luzige, expressed shock that Police continues to carry out arrests at Tinyefuza’s office in Kampala.

He said relatives had petitioned court seeking the release of the arrested aides

The Tinyefuza conundrum is the latest form of stiff resistance to alleged plans to propel Special Forces Commander Brig Keinerugaba Muhoozi to presidency.

But Special Forces Command publicist Capt. Edison insists there is no project to impose Muhoozi as President, saying for one to ascend to the highest office in the land, one has to go through the “democratic process of elections.”

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