Denis Okello and Charles Ongom Labeja who have been in detention since their arrest on March 12th were on April 29th 2020 charged with obstruction by Nakawa Chief Magistrate Ruth Nabaasa, according to the court documents URN has seen.
Retired Lt General Henry Tumukunde says he is tired of wearing this shirt.
Two bodyguards of jailed Lt General Henry Tumukunde have been charged
and remanded to Kitalya Government Prison.
Denis Okello and Charles Ongom Labeja who have been in detention since their
arrest on March 12th were on April 29th 2020 charged with obstruction by Nakawa
Chief Magistrate Ruth Nabaasa, according to the court documents seen by URN.
The prosecution alleges that while at Plot 12 Impala Avenue in Kololo Kampala
City, on March 12th and 13th the accused wilfully obstructed detective
Sergeant, Michael Jackson Okello and Detective Superintendent of Police,
Richard Mwesigwa from searching and removing material exhibits from the said
They were picked up together with 10 others including retired Lt
General Tumukunde who is also in Luzira prison facing charges of treason
and illegal possession of firearms.
The others are; Tororo North County Woman MP, Annet Nyaketcho, her husband Levy
Otim, Arthur Kiiza, Nancy Atimango, John Manyala, Zion Oboth, Walter Ebong,
Walter Raymond Alere, Rhoda Akello, Joyce Julian Ocoko and Richard Komakech who
have since been out on bail.
A day before the bodyguards were charged, High Court Judge Esta
Nambayo had issued an order directing the government and the Uganda People's
Defense Forces-UPDF to bring them before her court on Tuesday. The order was
meant for the government to justify why the bodyguards have been in illegal
detention for more than the mandatory 48 hours without any charges levied
Their lawyer Geoffrey Turyamusiima said that they had returned to the High
Court to inform Justice Nambayo on this new development only to find that she
was absent and had directed that they come back on May 12th.
Turyamusiima says that since their clients have now been produced and charged,
he will apply for the bail and also close the file in the High Court.
Meanwhile, Lt General Henry Tumukunde has appeared before Buganda
Road Magistrates Court this morning via video conferencing and complained about
The General also told the court presided over by City Hall
Magistrate Valerian Tumuhimbise that he cannot access his lawyers and family.
Tumuhimbise advised his lawyers to do all it takes and process his
bail. The High Court has since fixed May 11th 2020 for ruling on Tumukunde’s