Tension Ahead Of Gen Tinye’s Return, Aides Missing
The Police and army have stepped up surveillance operations at Entebbe International Airport and along the Entebbe-Kampala Highway in preparation of Coordinator of Intelligence Organs, Gen David Tinyefuza’s return from United Kingdom.The controversial general’s widely publicized remarks that some officers opposed to the so-called “Muhoozi Project” were being targeted for assassination have ruffled feathers in the security establishment. Defence Minister Crispus Kiyonga has rubbished Tinyefuza’s assignation claims as “falsehoods” while Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen Aronda Nyakairima insists the General “was out of order.”
It has emerged several supporters of the controversial General are expected to line up along Entebbe Road to welcome him from London where he had camped since April 30.Pressed to explain whether Tinyefuza would be arrested after his arrival at Entebbe Airport, Ankunda said: “He is free to come back. He has the right to do so. We are not intimidating him.”But security officials say the Commander-in-chief, Gen Yoweri Museveni has already given a green light to Police boss Lt Gen Kale Kayihura to arrest Tinyefuza.The situation is so puzzling, considering the arrest of Tinyefuza at the Airport would popularize his brand, galvanise his support and also cultivate a ground for the launch of his presidential bid.The General reportedly possesses a document critical of government which he intends to read before press as soon as he jets in.It also emerged that several aides (accountants and receptionists) of Tinyefuza had been detained by Police’s Flying Squad.They include James Nayebare, Moses Nuwagaba, Frank Ninsiima and Abbey Twinamatsiko.