The Chief Magistrates Court at Buganda Road in Kampala has further remanded former Security Minister Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde to Luzira maximum prison until April 14, 2020 when his bail application will come up for hearing.
Tumukunde who once headed the military’s intelligence institutions was produced before court via a video link from Luzira prison.
His lawyer, Anthony Wameli, told the trial magistrate, Miriam Okello that despite writing to the Commissioner Prisons, Johnson Byabashaija requesting to allow his client access to his lawyers and doctors, the prisons chief is yet to respond to their request.
Wameli argued that the failure to access his client further hampered Tumukunde’s right to make a decision on a team that should stand surety for his bail application.
So far, four people namely, former army commander and opposition
politician Maj.Gen. Mugisha Muntu, Tumukunde’s Wife Stella Tumukunde, FDC’s
Salaam Musumba, and Hannington Karuhanga, a brother to the jailed former
minister, have showed readiness to stand surety for him.
Prosecution raised objections to Tumukunde’s bail application arguing that investigations into his treason case are not complete.
Tumukunde faces two counts of unlawful possession of firearms and treason which is based on statements he made through during NBS TV’s Morning Breeze talk show on March 5, 2020.