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Gen. Tumukunde Runs To Court Over Police Threats To Arrest Him

Presidential aspirant Rtd Lt. Gen Henry Tumukunde (pictured) has petitioned the High court in Kampala seeking redress on the threats from the State to arrest him.

Through his lawyer, Anthony Wameli, Tumukunde wants a declaration that the arrest threats issued to him by the state through summons signed by the CID boss Grace Akullo are a violation of his fundamental rights to association, expression  and freedom from discrimination.

Tumukunde argues that unless court intervenes and stops this imminent threat by the state to arrest him, his on-going country wide consultations to secure  3/4 of signatures from at least 100 districts of Uganda in order to stand for presidency will be interfered with .

According to court documents, Grace Akullo summoned Lt. Tumukunde to appear at CID Headquarters in Kibuli on the August 18th  2020.

The summons stated that Tumukunde  held several meetings with  Army veterans on issues relating to politics.

Tumukunde says  the summons  that disclose no offense against him were also copied to the Chief of Defence Forces and the UPDF which leaves him to wonder what business he has with the Army yet he officially retired from the Force in 2015.

He therefore wants a permanent injunction restraining the state and Grace Akullo from summoning him at CID and threatening to arrest him.

Tumukunde also wants court to order the Attorney General and Grace Akullo pay him Shs70m as damages for his violated rights and high handedness they have exhibited.

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