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Tumukunde Sons Released from Police Custody

The two sons of former Security Minister, Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde were released last night from different police stations within Kampala metropolitan region.

Amanya Nduhura Tumukunde and Philips Tumukunde who were arrested at different intervals and detained at Kabalagala and Kiira road police stations respectively were released on Saturday night.

A family member confirmed on Sunday that they woke up in the morning to find the duo home.

“Amanya and Philips were left to return home at night,” said a source.

Gen Tumukunde family members, currently manning his social media accounts as he is detained at Special Investigations Unit Kireka, said on Sunday morning that one of the sons, Amanya, has been charged with treason.

“Whilst Hon. Nyakecho and 12 others remain detained by police without charge, we now understand Amanya Tumukunde Nduhura has also been charged with treason,” said the brief statement embedded with hash tag “#TreasonWithoutReason”.

When contacted on Sunday morning by ChimpReports, police spokesman Fred Enanga said this was a sensitive matter that they are not being briefed on until the opportune moment the investigators deem necessary.

“This is a sensitive investigation and we have left the investigators to do their work. There is no briefing from them or progressive report for now,” said Enanga.

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This website on Saturday broke the news of the arrest of Amanya Tumukunde, who stood in the chaotic Western Youth Member of Parliament in 2016 which resulted to the shooting of his father’s leg. He was picked on Friday night from their home in the Kampala’s leafy Kololo suburb.

Amanya spent Friday night at Kabalagala police station which is under Southern Division Kampala Metropolitan area.

The fate of other Tumukunde consultation team including Tororo North MP, Annet Nyakecho and her husband Levi Otim Akonopeesa remains unknown as they are still under detention.

A joint security operation commanded by the police Director of Criminal Investigations Department, AIGP Grace Akullo held the team under house at Tumukunde’s office in Kololo on Thursday.

On Friday they were taken to CID headquarters to make statements before being detained at police stations within Kampala metropolitan region.

 

 

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