A few hours go, reports have been circulating that Rtd. Maj. Gen. Kasirye Ggwanga had been arrested by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) personnel and taken to UPDF headquarters in Mbuya.
The reason for his arrest, as per the unconfirmed reports, is that he refused to accept the two bodyguards that had been assigned to him by the UPDF.
UPDF Spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemire has come out to refute all the arrest reports, and clarified on what prompted them to take the outspoken bush war General to Mbuya, which is purely medical reasons.
“Maj Gen (Rtd) Kasirye Gwanga has been admitted to the UPDF Senior Officers Diagnostic Centre based in Mbuya. Doctors are taking care of him and there is no reason to speculate on his current whereabouts. He is not under any form of arrest,” Brig Karemire said in a tweet.
It is not yet clear what medical condition got Kasirye admitted but Matooke Republic will furnish you with those details as soon as they become available.