RUKUNGIRI. The former security minister, Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde, has for the first time spoken about his sacking in March and said that he was not “Incompetent” anc could bounce back in Cabinet “any time”. He had only been on the job for 21 months.
“It can’t be have been because iam incompetent; I can come back to Cabinet any time,” he told our reporter in an interview at the weekend.
He added “What is more important is that the [Appointing] authority should be allowed space to manoeuvre and I can tell you that there are so many options in politics [Other than Cabinet] ….”
President Museveni fired Gen Tumukunde together with IGP, Gen Kayihura, at the height of public spat between the two.
The feuding, according to some insiders, had stymied cooperation between Police and Intelligence organs and threatened to derail national security agenda.
Gen. Tumukunde was replaced by with Gen Elly Tumwine, a war veteran, who credits himself for firing the first shot that began the five-year National Resistance Army (NRA) rebellion that brought President Museveni to power in 1986.