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Gashumba's home searched by CMI

Flamboyant social critic Frank Gashumba has been detained by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) on allegations of impersonation.

Army spokesman Brig Richard Karemire told The Observer yesterday that: “The public should be concerned with serious people, not the impersonator Gashumba”.

“Who is Gashumba? Yes, Gashumba was arrested and investigations are on,” said Karemire.

When Gashumba posted on his Facebook wall on Monday evening that he had been arrested by CMI, not many knew what to make of it given his history. Then on Tuesday, reports came in that his home in Bunga and Sisimuka Uganda offices in Industrial area, Kampala, were searched by military intelligence.

Frank Gashumba paraded before the media after the arrest

Karemire refused to say why it was CMI, and not police arresting a civilian in a law and order issue. Reports say that Gashumba allegedly impersonated the permanent secretary of ministry of Defence and obtained a large sum of money under false pretense.

Sources say he was picked up from Café Javas at around 6pm where he had gone for his evening tea as usual, and taken to CMI head office in Mbuya.

Yesterday morning, the suspect was escorted to his home where, according to sources, assorted military paraphernalia was recovered.

“We found some UPDF files and other documents of ministry of defence which we confiscated,” added a source saying that his office was also under siege.

Gashumba, a critic of President Museveni, has faced arrests several times. In February 2011, he was arrested for alleged conspiracy to defraud Dfcu bank.

In the same year, he was again accused of impersonating the defence permanent secretary and trying to defraud EYG Group, a Turkish company dealing in fire tenders, of $28 million.


0 #1 saeguya 2017-11-01 07:03
Just because he criticizes government, it doesn't make him a spy.

Why would kirimire say people shouldn't be concerned about ' little Gashumba' but then claim to find incriminating updf files?

Is Gashumba as stupid as you guys think to have such files in the open? You are setting him up and planted evidence because he is a threat to the click of a few.
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-1 #2 WADADA rogers 2017-11-01 09:12
I am not a fan of Gashumba and i dont like the way he conducts himself, certainly, he must be dubious in one way or another but i dont think some of the allegations being levied against him are true.

This Government is capable of setting up anybody and from the look of things, all of us are potential candidates
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0 #3 Faith 2017-11-01 10:41
This guys seems to be a professional thief.

He is a a scammer and loves money too much. I won't be surprised if these allegations are true.
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+1 #4 Juma Kato 2017-11-01 14:36
Only a fool can believe that Gashumba has not been framed up.
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+1 #5 Skeptoid 2017-11-01 15:32
Gashumba may not be a saint in his business dealings, but i take these allegations levied against him with a grain of salt.

We've seen in the past government setting up people opposed to it with trumped up charges.

The case that comes in mind is a charge of rape against Dr. Besigye years ago, the so called female victim contradicted herself during testimony in court so much, the case simply evaporated.

One example of this besigye case i remember was when the girl at the witness stand stated that besigye repeated raped her & to seek relief she ran not to police but to state house entebbe for protection. When asked why not report to police, she stammered,
stuttered, splattered etc.

So i reserve my judgment in this gashumba saga. There's alot we don't know yet
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+1 #6 Pipi Cax 2017-11-01 15:46
Frank Gashumba is innocent until proven guilty. If he's found guilty for impersonation and fraud, exposes where he has been getting his funds that have made him what he seemed to be, a wealthy man.

But he will be remembered for his critics against the incumbent government.
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0 #7 Kent Mawa 2017-11-01 16:21
We have seen this before.

The dictator`s machine is trying to silence this man .

It is possible that he has been involved in shady stuff , but there are so many "tycoons" in Uganda who do the same things and are known financial sources of NRM.

My prediction is that Gashumba will be "freed" within the next 10 days and we will never hear from him again.
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+2 #8 Phalanch 2017-11-01 17:24
They are pathological liars , if they can lie about simply things like sanitary pads .

These are the criminals that's why they have lost legitimancy across the nation and as fur as Uganda is concerned they are rebels and enemies of citizens .
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0 #9 Gibs 2017-11-01 23:32
Those are false accusations, u mean all this time the whole government which has been in power for 30 years has not ben seeing that,mutwaleri namwe,

NRM the bright is very future, time will come wen man is equal in the eyes of the law, today u the law, but tommorow u will be......
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0 #10 RAJI THE SENIOUR 2017-11-02 18:54
That is why some of us we are out side this country the more poplar you are then the more trouble let us think if your 28yrs much you can expect is
17-10 yrs in your thinking capacity capable of doing any thing what of you.................... katussabe
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