The NRM Poor Youth Forum and the Poor Youth Community are calling for an inquiry into an alleged trip made by Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde to South Korea recently.
Asked to prove the allegation, Kato Isa, the NRM Poor Youth national coordinator, told us he had “confidential information from sources” that Tumukunde travelled to South Korea and later returned to Uganda.
“It’s after his return that the Late. General Aronda Nyakairima also travelled to the same destination and never returned,” Isa later said in a statement.
Gen Aronda died while transiting from South Korea to Dubai in September this year.
A post-mortem report indicated that the former army commander had died of acute heart failure.
He had gone to South Korea on national identity card issues.
“We are requesting for an explanation of the purpose of his [Tumukunde] travel to S. Korea,” Isa continued.
He said the NRM Poor Youth Forum and the Poor Youth Community lost a Father, Hero, Mentor and guardian (Gen. Aronda Nyakairima).
“This is to therefore request the President of Uganda to institute a commission of inquiry to investigate the sudden death of our fallen hero Gen. Aronda Nyakairima.”
“We also ask his Excellency to explain the purpose of Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde’s travel to South Korea as the Commander in Chief.”
The youth also asked that a thorough investigation be carried out by the Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura the sudden death of Gen. Aronda Nyakairima.
“We are giving an ultimatum of one week to the Commander in Chief the President, the IGP and Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde to respond, failure to do so, we shall petition the International Criminal Court [ICC] to investigate.”
It is not clear whether the president or police chief will heed the call of the youth in this matter.
Not long ago, Amama Mbabazi threatened to drag the electoral commission to ICC for failing to investigate cases of Museveni’s supporters defacing his posters and Tumukunde disrupting his campaign rallies or buying off his supporters.