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AG defends Tumukunde’s appointment

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Attorney General William Byaruhanga has defended the appointment of Gen Henry Tumukunde to cabinet.

This follows a recent court petition that he was convicted four years ago and thus not suitable for the job. Byaruhanga cleared Tumukunde saying the retired soldier had never been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude.

Byaruhanga asked the Constitutional Court to declare that Tumukunde’s appointment was in conformity with articles 80 (2) and 113 (1) of the constitution.

“The petition is frivolous and misconceived because Tumukunde is qualified to be appointed minister in the central government of Uganda. Therefore this petition should be dismissed with costs,” he said in a statement.

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