Ugandan sues to strip Tumukunde of ministerial post



A concerned Ugandan has dragged to court security minister Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde to ensure he loses that office.

Kanti Rogers petitioned court seeking to quash the ministerial appointment of Tumukunde on the basis that the minister was convicted and so should not hold a public office.

Kanti also sued the attorney general for allegedly failing to advise the appointing authority appropriately.

Through his lawyers Rwankafuzi advocates, Kanti argues that Tumukunde is not supposed to hold any high ranking public office after he was convicted with utterance of malicious propaganda and charged.

“I know that Lt General Henry Tumukunde, now Minister in charge of Security, was charged in the General Court Martial on 7th June 2005 with the offences of conduct oprejudicial to good order and discipline and spreading harmful propaganda,” Kanti writes.

He adds: “He was convicted and can’t hold public office for 7 years under Ugandan law”.

Kanti also notes that in 2012, Tumukunde was convicted of the offence of moral turpitude hence was not qualified to assume a public office, four years after conviction.

He says instead Tumukunde was retired from the army and promoted to the rank of lieutenant general.

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