Nyakecho, Breastfeeding Mother charged for Blocking Commandos During Tumukunde Arrest

A total of 15 people including Tororo North MP, Annet Nyakecho and a breastfeeding mother were on Wednesday charged for obstructing dozens of commandos who arrested former Security Minister, Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde on Thursday last week.

Tumukunde’s consultation team members, who have been in detention for 6 days, were on Wednesday arraigned before different magistrate courts within Kampala.

Nyakecho, her husband Otim Levi Akonopeesa and two others, who were detained at Jinja Road police station, appeared before the Nakawa Magistrate charged and released on bail.

Others charged and released were Kiiza Arthur, Ebong Walter, Alere Walter Raymond, Okello Denis, Manyala John, Akello Rhoda, Ocoko Joyce, and Atimango Nancy.

MP Nyakeco is said to be the interim national coordinator of Tumukude 2020. She accompanied the embattled general, currently detained at Luzira Maximum Prison, to the Electoral Commission on March 3 2020 and to Police headquarters the next day.

She represented Otuke district as woman MP in 2011-2016 on NRM ticket. She lost in NRM primaries in 2015 and switched to her home area on independent ticket where she defeated FDC strongman Godfrey Ekanya.

Tumukunde remains the only person in detention as his sons; Amanya Nduhura and Philips Tumukunde were also released on Monday this week. The limping Tumukunde was on Wednesday arraigned before the City Hall Court Magistrate, Valerian Tuhumbise over treason and possession of illegal firearms.

Prosecution stated that Tumukunde on March 5 2020 while appearing on a local TV station called on Rwanda to support change of government in Uganda. Additionally, on March 13 2020 Tumukunde was found with a modified AK47 at his private office in Kololo.

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