Army angry with MP over ADF’s Mukulu torture claims

Jamil Mukulu

The army has asked Butambala County MP Hon. Muwanga Kivumbi to apologise for telling the house that Allied Democratic Force (ADF) leader, Jamil Mukulu, was being tortured.
Mukulu was arrested in Tanzania last year before being extradited to Uganda.

He was charged afresh at the International Crimes Division of the High Court in Kampala and locked up at Nalufenya police station in Jinja district.

While briefing parliament on security issues last week, Security minister Henry Tumukunde was tasked to explain the status of ADF insurgency.

MP Muwanga said there was a torture chamber in Jinja called Nalufenya, where many Ugandans have been tortured, asking whether it was a prison.

Kivumbi also claimed the Mukulu was being treated inhumanely at this facility.

This prompted the Parliamentary Defence Committee to visit Nalufenya Police Station to assess the torture allegations.
However, suspended UPDF Chief Political Commissar, Col Felix Kulayigye, demanded that Kivumbi apologises to the MPs for falsifying the situation at Nalufenya Police Station and torture of Mukulu.
“Mukulu looks healthy, he is bigger than the other inmates,” Kulayigye told NBS television.
Mukulu is accused of commanding a spate of brutal attacks against civilians in both Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo since the late 1990s.

He faces charges relating to terrorism and murder.

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