Lt Gen Tumukunde Accuses CDF Of Ordering His Shooting

The election of the western youth representative in parliament has sparked a fight between generals.

Lieutenant General Henry Tumukunde one of the people who got injured in the fracas during vote counting in the Western youth MP elections in Fort Portal is accusing the Chief of Defence Forces Gen Katumba Wamala of ordering his shooting.

Tumukunde together with his guard were allegedly injured by bullets fired by the military police.

It all started when Lt Gen Tumukunde reportedly got into an argument with one of the military police officers deployed at the tally centre at Kagote SDA hall.

His son, Amanya Tumukunde one of the contestants had just moved out of the hall in frustration as vote counting started before gun shots were fired.

However, the army spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda has refuted the claims saying it was not appropriate for Gen. Tumukunde to be there in the first place.

Some youth delegates had complained that Lt Gen Tumukunde is not a delegate and said his presence would interfere with the elections.

Some of the youths also alleged that he had sacks of money to bribe voters.

Rwenzori Police spokesperson Lydia Tumusabe says they have not received any election related complaints, but would need time to establish the facts.

The results from the Youth elections showed that Ruling NRM party had clinched all the three youth parliamentary seats in Northern, Central and Eastern Uganda.

Elections held yesterday saw Oscar Omwony and Mpaka Mwine declared winners of the Northern and Western youth parliamentary seats respectively, while Sarah Babirye took the central region slot.

According to the electoral commission, elections for Eastern are still pending, due to a Court injunction.

Story By Benjamin Jumbe