EXCLUSIVE: Museveni Orders Investigation into Col. Kulaigye’s File

President Yoweri Museveni who is also the Commander-in-Chief has asked for the investigation file that cleared Col. Felix Kulaigye, buy more about who was dropped as the UPDF Chief of Political Commissar in the recent army top leadership reshuffle.

ChimpReports has exclusively learnt that during the last High Command Council sitting at State House Entebbe on 5th December 2016, pills a committee to oversee the retirement of army officers was constituted and Gen. Elly Tumwine made its Chairperson.

The newly appointed UPDF Joint Chief of Staff, sick Gen. Joseph Musanyufu was among senior military officers put on the Committee.

According to sources who attended the closed door security meeting, the then Chief of Defense Forces, Gen. Katumba Wamala mentioned Col. Kulaigye’s name to be included in the top brass who are to superintend the army officers retirement.

President Museveni reportedly rejected Katumba’s proposal and stated that Kulaigye still has a case to answer and “we cannot rush to add him into this crucial Committee.”

Kulaigye, who also attended the meeting raised his hand and told the President that he was cleared and it was at that point that Museveni demanded for the investigation file that cleared the former.

“If you were cleared, I need that file,” Museveni demanded according to another source who was also at Entebbe State House.

The investigators had given the file to Gen. Katumba.


UPDF cleared Col. Kuliagye in November last year after a two months investigation into his involvement in Shs200million gold deal gone wrong.

Kulaigye’s niece Brenda Birungi was allegedly conned in the gold transaction process by businessman Richard Kamugisha and a Congolese national.

Mr. Kamugisha later accused Kulaigye of invading his premises in Ntinda and and vandalizing his business property.

After being cleared, Kulaigye was also reinstated to his office as the Chief of Political Commissar. In the series of army reshuffle last week Kuliagye was dropped and not given any other assignment save for remaining in Parliament as the UPDF representative.

Sources say a fresh investigation was ordered to be carried out on the same case.

Contacted on phone about the State House meeting, Col. Kulaigye declined to comment on the development saying he can’t talk about whatever transpired at the High Command Council.

“I can’t talk about the High Command meeting. It’s not my responsibility,” he said.

When pressed more Kulaigye said the he knows is that he was cleared and there’s nothing more to be investigated.


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