Presidential hopeful Rtd. Gen. Henry Tumukunde has once again failed to make an appearance at the Police Criminal Investigation Department in Kibuli.
This was the second time the former army man is not honoring the summons of the CID having not shown up by Wednesday, 19th August 2020.
According to the summons issued on Tuesday 18th August by the Director Criminal Investigations Department, Grace Akullo, General Tumukunde was expected to record a statement on his alleged secret meeting with army veterans. These meetings, Director Akullo says, were held in various locations including the retired general’s Kololo home, and were politically motivated.
The general had been held at Njeru Police Station briefly on 18th August by Police breaking up one of his “consultative” meetings.
Today, General Tumukunde did not appear before 11 am as was expected of him and instead he sent his lawyers Friday Roberts Kagoro and Anthony Wameli to report his inability to show up on grounds that the summons was not clear.
According to Tumukunde’s representatives, the summons were addressed to the Chief of Defence Forces yet Tumukunde is no longer a serving military officer.
The three-star general, who is also a lawyer, was arrested earlier this year and released on court bail after he was charged with treason and unlawful possession of firearms in March.