Rwomushana put under ‘house arrest’


Police at Rwomushana’s house

Former intelligence operative with the Internal Security Organisation [ISO], Charles Rwomushana, has been released from the Kireka based Special Investigations Division [SID].

The former head of Political Intelligence in State House is now under house arrest.

Police is currently manning Rwomushana’s house and keeping close surveillance.

Journalist Peter Kibazo says he is at Charles Rwomushana’s house”…free a little but can’t leave his house….so I don’t know the status”.

He added: “Police standing sentry Charles Rwomushana house…is he free or not…I don’t know.”

He was arrested at the close of last week for publishing a photograph alleging to be that of Christopher Aine, Amama Mbabazi’s bodyguard who went missing since December last year.

Police deputy spokesperson, Polly Namaye, said in a statement that contrary to prior reports, police had allowed Rwomushana’s lawyers to see him.

“Police would like to re-assure the public that Mr Andrew Karamagi and his team today at 5:00pm returned and visited Mr Rwomushana Charles at S.I.D at Kireka without any hindrance,” she wrote.


Rwomushana at his home

“Finally, the public is encouraged to keep time and respect the guidelines given at the police stations to enable station management to carry out other administrative activities as well.”

According to Namaye, Rwomushana’s “came at a wrong time” and when they were told that they couldn’t see the suspect, they just walked away and then started making allegations that his whereabouts were unknown.

Namaye said police was investigating Rwomushana for spreading hate-speeches on social media.

Noting that hate speech is a crime, she said the former spy will record statements on all his “hate-speech” posts.

She cited Rwomushana’s posts on Rwenzori attacks allegedly targeting Basongora and promoting sectarianism contrary to Section 41 of the Penal Code Act.

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