Army denies CDF Gen Katumba arrest


Uganda People’s Defence Forces [UPDF] has dismissed as false reports circulating on social media insinuating the arrest of Chief of Defence Forces, Gen Katumba Wamala.

The report circulating on Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp, claims that Katumba was arrested last night and detained at Makindye military barracks.

Speaking to Insider minutes back, the army spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, said the report was “all lies”.

He said the CDF was doing well and performing his official duties.

“Gen Katumba Wamala hasn’t been arrested at all,” Ankunda later said in a social media message.

“Those telling lies are trying to instil fear in the public.”

Ankunda confirmed that the CDF was in his office “busy performing his usual work”.

The report had claimed that he was also placed under house arrest.

The CDF was in news this morning for reportedly clashing with a voter at Mbuya Church of Uganda primary school polling station.

Katumba and a woman only identified as Anne quarrelled over the presence of soldiers at the polling station.

The General said soldiers have a constitutional right to vote and any attempts to deny them that right can’t be tolerated.

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