EXCLUSIVE: Tinyefuza Faces Arrest


price discount geneva;”>In a security brief dated May 7, mind which Chimpreports has seen, more about Museveni is told to make a decision “on how long the army should accommodate Tinyefuza’s slanderous and divisive statements against the army and its leadership.”

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The controversial general is also accused of “inciting regular forces against the Special Forces Command which could create ground for a mutiny.”

Museveni is expected to chair a special session of senior army officers at State House, Entebbe as soon as he returns from London where he has been attending the international conference on Somalia.

Sources in the army say military and police investigators have found “new and compelling evidence” pinning Tinyefuza in a conspiracy with opposition strongman Col Kizza Besigye to divide the army.

Gen Tinyefuza is also accused of “covertly building and supporting a network of army officers loyal to the opposition.”

The brief also gives legal grounds on which Tinyefuza should be held such as spreading harmful propaganda and speaking to press without clearance from the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF).

It also emerged last night that detectives had arrested one of Tinyefuza’s aides identified as Capt. Patrick Ssemujju.

While it is rumoured that Ssemujju was “involved in subversive activities” linked to Tinyefuza, knowledgeable sources say detectives are quizzing him on the troublesome General’s recent dealings with Besigye.

“We thought the aide was knowledgeable of what was going on between Tinyefuza and Besigye and some other suspicious elements. When we started the investigations, Tinye tried to preempt our probe and ran to the newspapers to draw public sympathy,” said a source.

“After failing to topple government with riots thanks to intelligence supplied by Tinyefuza, government enemies are now trying to split the army and cause a mutiny,” the source told us on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to press.

The intelligence briefing also informs the President that Tinyefuza has presidential ambitions, a reason he is “pretending to be the voice of the disgruntled” in the army.


The development comes hardly a day after CDF Gen Aronda Nyakairima’s warned Tinyefuza of serious consequences for alleging that preparing Brig Muhoozi Keinerugaba for presidency is dangerous for the army.

In statement issued on Tuesday, Gen Aronda further noted that Tinyefuza was “out of order” and his statements aimed at “tarnishing the good image of the UPDF.”

“I wish to point out that obviously with such a statement the author is operating outside the law, and his statements create the impression that the army is not cohesive which is totally false,” said Aronda.

Tinyefuza touched off a storm in the army when he told Daily Monitor in a report published on May 7 that through the Director General Internal Security Organization (DGISO) he delivered a message to President Yoweri Museveni in which he highlighted Intelligence concerns about likely consequences of what the public has dubbed the “Muhoozi project”.

In the document, Tinyefuza states the issue is becoming “divisive and creating fertile ground for causing intrigue” especially in the UPDF.

The General further said the so called “Mbuya Barracks attack” was conducted by some senior officers in the UPDF.

Aronda said as the Chief of Defence Forces of the UPDF, he was not aware of such concerns and “neither does the Intelligence Community.”

He added: “The statement therefore is not only false but misleading. First of all it is out of procedure for the Coordinator of Intelligence to communicate to his appointing authority who is the President and Commander-In-Chief through his subordinate.”

“Given that Gen Sejusa is a serving officer of the UPDF he should be aware that all officers and militants of UPDF are subject to military law,” warned Aronda, adding, “They are also bound to be faithful to and bear true allegiance to the President by virtue of the Oath of Allegiance they take which is in the Fifth Schedule to the UPDF Act.”

Aronda maintained Tinyefuza’s statement therefore not only contravened the law but also contradicted that of President issued to the media earlier.

“The code of conduct as clearly stated in the UPDF Act of 2005 requires proper authorization before a member of the Defence Forces makes public statements to journalists. That authorization must always be expressly sought and obtained and cannot be implied from any circumstances,” cautioned the CDF.

He says “some officers like Gen Sejusa have on different occasions given a wrong impression to the general public that they are exempted from seeking authorization before making public statements,” insisting, “This is wrong.”

Aronda made it clear that the General being a senior member of the UPDF should have sought to address his concerns in the “right forum” including the High Command to which he is a member.

“The UPDF takes exception to the fact that the spirit of the General ‘s letter simply champions the agenda of the radical and anarchic political opposition hence rendering him partisan contrary to Article 208 of the Constitution of Uganda,” warned Aronda.


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