Muntu to Museveni: There’s a time when you’ll be out of power

Former FDC president Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu has issued a scathing attack over its blockage of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi and his Mityana counterpart Francis Zaake Butebi from flying out of the country to seek medical care.

Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine was travelling to Washington DC in the USA while Zaake was heading to Manipal hospital in Bangalore, India.

They were forced to miss their flights out of Entebbe Airport on Thursday evening as the police arrested them and transferred them to Kiruddu hospital in Makindye division.

A statement issued late on Thursday by the police spokesman Emilian Kayima indicated that the government wanted to examine them to “ascertain their claims of alleged torture.”

The government action to force the MPs into Kiruddu attracted wide condemnation from both political and civil rights activists.

On his Twitter, Muntu told government that it has no business in choosing which hospital the MPs go to.

“Let’s be clear, it’s really not government business to decide which doctor [Hon Kyagulanyi] or Hon Zaake choose to see. It is also not its business to speculate on whether they are “sick enough” to leave the country. This kind of injustice is exactly why we went to war!” Muntu tweeted.

Muntu, a former army commander and a veteran of the guerilla that brought President Yoweri Museveni to power in 1986 also told President Museveni to be mindful of a time he will be out of power, facing the same people that are being tortured.

“There will come a time when you are not in power and those you are torturing are. Even if it were solely for selfish reasons, civility and being humane will serve you a lot better than this blatantly illogical arrogance,” Muntu said.