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Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde has been granted bail
High Court Judge Wilson Kwesiga has granted bail to retired Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde who is charged with two counts of treason and unlawful possession of guns.
Tumukunde was released on a non cash bail of 50 million shillings and each of his three sureties ordered to execute a non cash bond of 50 million shillings.
This came after the judge reviewed his earlier decision and approved Tumukunde’s earlier sureties as substantial
The sureties include his wife, Stella Tumukunde, brother in law Hannington Karuhanga and a Mathew Rukikaire a family friend
The judge put into consideration the fact that according to the nature of the offences against Tumukunde, no serving officer can stand surety for him.
Justice Kwesiga had earlier declined to release Tumukunde on grounds that he had to produce senior army officer at his rank or above his rank, with permission from the CDF.
The judge argued back then that these were the only people who could have influence to the retired General especially by compelling him to attend court wherever he would be required to do so.
However, having failed to fulfil this requirement, Tumukunde through his lawyers filed an application before the same court seeking for the terms to be relaxed.
As one of the conditions, Tumukunde has been ordered to deposit in court his passport.
Its alleged that Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde on 5th March 2020 while at NBS Television in Kampala district during one of the weekly talk shows, made utterances to wit “if I was Rwanda I would wish to support people who want to cause change aimed at instigating the Republic of Uganda to cause unlawful change of government.”
Its further alleged that on 13th March 2020 at Impala Avenue Kololo in Kampala district he was found in possession of an AK 47 and Star Pistol without valid fire arm certificates.