Uganda’s former security minister faces treason charge

Ugandan police
Ugandan police

Uganda’s former security minister Henry Tumukunde appeared before a court on Wednesday in the capital, Kampala, charged with treason.

Tumukunde, who appeared before City Hall Magistrate Court, was also charged with unlawful possession of firearms. He pleaded not guilty on the firearms charge, and the presiding magistrate advised him not to plead to the treason charge, a capital offense only triable by High Court.

The city court remanded Tumukunde to Luzira Maximum Security Prison till March 30 when he returns for mention of his case. Tumukunde was arrested last week over allegedly calling for the support of a neighboring country to remove President Yoweri Museveni from power.

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