MPs question Gen Tumukunde over Besigye aide Mugumya


Kawempe south MP Munyagwa

Ndorwa East Member of parliament Hon. Wilfred Niwagaba questioned government to explain the status of former Kizza Besigye’s aide Sam Mugumya who was arrested in the Democratic republic of Congo two years back.

Speaking during plenary on Thursday afternoon, MP. Niwagaba further asked why government has not come up to protect a Ugandan being detained in a foreign country under unclear circumstances.

“I know for a fact that two of Government intelligence officials were arrested in Congo and the executive arm of Government intervened, why hasn’t the same executive arm of Government intervened in the case of Sam Mugumya,” said Hon. Niwagaba.

On addition to the point of concern, Kawempe South legislature Hon. Mubarak Munyagwa asked for clarification whether Mugumya will be tried by the court martial DRC something that forced Deputy speaker Rt.Hon. Jacob Oulanyah order for more explanation.

Security minister Gen. Henry Tumukunde said security is nonpartisan and they have already formed a team to make special investigations on the matter.

Earlier, Buhweju MP Francis Mwijukye asked authorities why Mugumya was still kept in the military camp in DRC for over 2 years and government showed no concern.

Mugumya and other seven Ugandans will appear before the General Court Martial in Congo over subversive activities in Eastern DRC.

The others Aggrey Kamukama, Steven Mugisha, Nathan Bright and Joseph Kamugisha, who have been detained in Eastern DRC since 2014.

Mugumya was allegedly arrested in possession of sensitive security documents.

Mugumya’s name is among the 200 names that were released by the government claiming they are part of ADF rebels which have been terrorising Congo over the years.

Former Bubulo West legislator Tony Kipoi was also arrested in North Kivu province over allegations of engaging in rebel activities.

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