Security operatives have raided the farm of senior presidential advisor on political affairs, Retired Major Kakooza Mutale in connection to his controversial training of 100 youth.
Sources have told this website that UPDF soldiers raised Kakooza Mutale’s farm in Matembe village, Kamira sub-county, Luwero district on Tuesday night.
A military helicopter was seen hovering above the farm, sparking panic among residents.
Sources said Mutale was questioned in connection to the ongoing training of 100 youth at the farm, which the security operatives said was a security threat and illegal.
But Mutale defended the training, saying Office of the President were aware of the activities at the farm.
Mutale is said to have called State House and then the soldiers left the farm.
Mutale described the security raid as unnecessary, saying he can’t engage in illegal activities.
“If President Yoweri Museveni visited the farm and donated 100 heads of cattle, can that now be used as a rebel training camp, where is the country going?” Mutale is quoted as saying.
Brig General Felix Kulayigye, the army spokesperson, said he wasn’t aware about the presence of the army at Mutale’s farm.
Rtd Maj Kakoza Mutale is no stranger to controversy. A charismatic officer and political operative, Mutale who previously taught military skills to cadres at the present-day National Leadership Institute – Kyankwanzi, catapulted to the limelight during campaigns for 2001 elections as head of the para-military Kalangala Action Plan (KAP).
Members of the group were accused of, and later investigated by a parliamentary committee for meting brutality on Ugandans, especially supporters of Col Kizza Besigye who was challenging President Museveni.
His brass-band group rode on yellow buses and always preceded the arrival of candidate Museveni at campaign rallies.