FDC enlists squad to fight Tumukunde, Mutale gangs


Mwijukye (R) with Kiiza Besigye in court/ The Observer Photo

Forum for Democratic Change youth leader, Francis Mwijukye, says they are currently organising their own group that will neutralise squads led by senior spy, Brig Henry Tumukunde, and “terror-machine”, Maj Roland Kakooza Mutale.

Addressing press in Fort Portal, Kizza Besigye who is pursuing the presidential flag bearer of the opposition party described Mutale’s militia as criminal and illegal.

While passing out the militias in Luweero jungles yesterday, Mutale made it clear that their sole purpose was to nuetralise President Yoweri Museveni’s rivals.

He named Amama Mbabazi, the former Premier, Gen David Sejusa, the former coordinator of intelligence services in UPDF and specifically, opposition icon, Kizza Besigye.

But Besigye reminded him that Ugandans cannot have militias and notorious gangs in the 2016 elections or else no one will participate in such an election.

While Mutale praises himself and warns to crush all Museveni opponents,  Mwijukye, a top aide of Besigye says the opposition won’t sit idle and be tortured to death.

“We shall be launching a group next week that will face the criminal gangs of both Kakoza Mutale and Brig. Tumukunde,” Mwijukye announced.

The Observer says Mutale is Museveni’s “hard core” while Tumukunde “the soft power” will ensure Museveni is re-elected in 2016.

Mutale blames Mbabazi for financially sabotaging his economic programme called Multi Crop Agricultural Production System (MAPS).

Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, the army spokesperson, continues to deny knowledge of Mutale’s activities saying he is operating outside the army’s jurisdiction.

Tumukunde on the other hand is linked to the crime preventers being trained to disarm opposition.

Tumukunde “the smooth operator” reportedly operates from a house on Plot 38, Elizabeth Close, Kololo, but camps at a hotel along John Babiiha (formerly Acacia) avenue where he meets and coordinates pro-government journalists, activities and opportunists.

“We shall not just sit and wait to see thuggery reigning over our country,” Mwijukye pointed out.

“We shall crush them using all means that are humanely possible. No turning back.”

About Mwijukye

Hailing from Buhweju district, Francis Mwijukye, was raised in a catholic family to become a priest.

Mwijukye and Sam Mugumya (currently jailed in Congo prisons) both served Besigye as aides.

He told The Observer that he got interested in politics while at St Joseph’s Vocational School in Mbarara.

He says the late Brig Tadeo Kanyankore, a historical member of the National Resistance Army High Command, who died a pauper, taught him a big lesson.

In 2001, when Besigye announced candidature against Museveni and his wife, Winnie Byanyima’s campaigning for the Mbarara municipality seat, changed Mwijukye’s life.

As an activist, Mwijukye says he has been arrested more than 60 times for his activism against government.

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