Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde has been shot by soldiers attached to military police.
Gen. Tumukunde was in Fort Portal to support his son Amanya Tumukunde during the Western Youth MP elections.
He is said to have caught a bullet in a scuffle with military police.
Police at first claimed he was injured by a tear gas canister.
Deputy Police Spokesperson, Polly Namaye, confirmed the incident.
“What happened to Gen Tumukunde was accidental,” she said, adding, “We believe it was a rubber bullet.”
His son lost the Western Youth Member of Parliament race to Mwine Mpaka, son to State Minister for agriculture Lt. Col. Bright Rwamirama.
Tumukunde has in the past been accused of fuelling election violence by antagonising camps of President Yoweri Museveni’s rivals.
The retired General was part of Museveni’s 2016 campaign team and is remembered for nearly paralysing former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi’s campaign trail.
He was seen landing at Boma grounds in Fort Portal, something that nearly marred Amama’s rally at the venue.
Over the weekend, Tumukunde rushed to Fort Portal again to secure votes for his son.
However, his son Amanya lost to Mpaka after garnering 463 votes against his challenger’s 660 votes.
The General was not impressed by the outcomes and reportedly brewed chaos by trying to force his way into the tally centre.
He was shot in the leg by military police.
The picture taken of him after the confrontation shows a gunshot wound in his left leg.
He was rushed to Fort Portal referral hospital for treatment.
He will be later moved to Kampala for more treatment.
Lieutenant General (Retired) Henry Tumukunde was a senior military officer of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces.
He is also a qualified lawyer.
He has served as the UPDF’s Chief of Personnel and Administration, Chief of Military Intelligence as well as serving as the Commanding Officer of The UPDF Fourth Division, based in Gulu, Northern Uganda.
He has also previously served as the Director General of The Internal Security Organisation, ISO.
Tumukunde was also an MP representing the Army in the Parliament of Uganda between 1995 and 2005.