Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde has brushed off claims by UPDF spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, saying that he was shot with bullet and not tear gas canister as alleged.
“I was shot by live bullets and under instructions of CDF Katumba Wamala,” Gen Tumukunde said.
“Do you think as a General I don’t know the difference between a tear gas canister and a bullet?” he posed.
Earlier, military spokesman Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda had said the general was hit by a teargas canister.
“Yes, he was hit by a canister as police attempted to respond to a riotous situation”.
Gen. Tumukunde was in Fort Portal, for the Western Youth MP elections where his son Amanya Tumukunde was running against Mwine Mpaka Rwamirama, son to State Minister for agriculture Lt. Col. Bright Rwamirama.
Mr Amanya run as an independent. Mpaka was declared winner with 660 votes while Amanya garnered 463 of disputed polls. The third candidate, a one Nuwasasira got only 10 votes in the results that were announced at around 2:50am.