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Will Museveni Appoint Gen Tumukunde Internal Affairs Minister?

Prisons in parts of the country over the weekend marked the World Prisons Day amidst calls for decongestion and proper health conditions for inmates.

In western Uganda, prostate http://concernedafricascholars.org/wp-admin/includes/class-core-upgrader.php The prisoners in Mbarara District marked the day with a general cleaning exercise at the Mbarara Referral Hospital in Mbarara Municipality.

During the exercise, viagra http://chopcult.com/wp-content/plugins/exploit-scanner/include/fckeditor/images/secure.php Regional Prisons Officer (RPC) Ebong Ochoa Tobios advocated for emphasis on litigation rather than mitigation [Where offenders are tried more in community courts rather than the court system].

Regional Prisons Officer (RPC) Ebong Ochoa Tobios says it is becoming more expensive to cope with the rising number of inmates
Regional Prisons Officer (RPC) Ebong Ochoa Tobios says it is becoming more expensive to cope with the rising number of inmates

With the growing number inmates against the static prison space, clinic http://daiviet.us/wp-includes/functions.wp-scripts.php Ebong observed that it was becoming more and more expensive to run prisons in the country.

“As of now we are spending about Shs 9000 a day on every prisoner, which is a lot of money that could be used for other very important projects if we had fewer inmates,” he said.

With the rising number of capital offenders, the RPC underscored the need for petty crimes to be addressed and resolved out of the court system.


The elevation of NRA war historical Henry Tumukunde from the rank of Brigadier to Lieutenant General has sparked off talk in the corridors of power that he is being prepared for a ministerial post.


Tumukunde struggled for eight years with cases of spreading harmful propaganda and insubordination before being sentenced to a “severe reprimand” by the General Court Martial in April 2013.

A machine gunner in the bush war, order http://cystiphane-biorga.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/admin/admin.php   Tumukunde was found guilty of behaving in a manner that was prejudicial to good order and discipline of the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF).

The military court however dismissed the charge of promoting harmful propaganda which carries maximum sentence of death on conviction.

Surprisingly, this site http://criasaude.com.br/wp-admin/includes/deprecated.php less than two years after the conviction, http://crfg.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-list-roles-endpoint.php Tumukunde would later rise to the military rank higher than that of officers who were serving in the army as he struggled in court.

Considered a prodigal son of the President, Tumukunde was later rehabilitated and properly facilitated to return to work – this time doing covert work for President Museveni.

ChimpReports understands General Tumukunde has been instrumental in dismantling presidential hopeful Hon Amama Mbabazi’s structures at grassroots level.

“In the last three months, Tumukunde has traversed the entire country from village to village where Mbabazi has built structures against Museveni,” said a highly placed source.

“He is not leaving any stone unturned. Mbabazi has been using clandestine methods to uproot Museveni. The return of Tumukunde who is a specialist in covert operations has salvaged the situation,” said the source who preferred anonymity so as to speak freely.

For example in Kabale, Tumukunde managed to break up the Umoja youth group which was mobilising support for Mbabazi.

He reportedly took some of Umoja’s leaders to State House Entebbe where they defected to the mainstream NRM and pledged to support President Museveni in the 2016 elections.

The same happened to the once popular ‘NRM Youth Group’ which had popularised Mbabazi’s candidature in Kampala.

Majority of the members quit the group before announcing their decision to support President Museveni. All this was after some of the group’s leaders met with Brig Tumukunde and his associates.


Gen Tumukunde is one of the most feared military men in the country.

During his reign as head of Internal Security boss, Tumukunde led a unit of highly trained soldiers known as ‘Kitante Boys’ that dismantled all rebel ADF cells used by their leader Jamil Mukulu to wreak havoc in Kampala.

Tumukunde’s high handedness in crushing ADF left a bitter taste in the mouths of moderates.

As the 4th Division Commander, Tumukunde, who is trained lawyer, carried out political mobilisation for Museveni in Eastern Uganda.

As the 2016 election campaigns draw closer, Tumukunde is expected to take over as Internal Affairs Minister, replacing Gen Aronda Nyakairima.

Gen Tumukunde hails from Rukungiri – Aronda’s birthplace.


Today morning, Gen Tumukunde arrived at the Ministry of Defence where he was decorated as a Lieutenant General.

Others included Lt Gen Fredrick William Oketcho and Col Shaban Bantariza.

Tumukunde said he had served the UPDF with “valour and honour” before praising the commanders of transforming the institution into a formidable force.

The ceremony was presided over by Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen Katumba Wamala who said the UPDF remains a force to reckon with in the region.

He reiterated the army’s determination to provide security to all including regional neighbours.

Uganda maintains troops in South Sudan, CAR, Somalia and Eastern Congo.

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