The Special Forces Command (SFC) has denied allegations that it stopped Maj Gen Kasirye Gwanga from entering Serena Conference hall during the state of the nation address on Thursday.
In a brief statement to Nile Post, the force’s spokesperson Capt Jimmy Omara said it is the general who instead declined to enter the conference hall.
“When Gen. Kasirye arrived at Serena main entrance, our officers wanted to help lead him to the conference hall but he gently declined saying he preferred seating in the gardens because he had a pre planned interview with one of the TV stations and that he had no business in the hall. It’s not true that our officers pushed him out. At Serena, our role was to simply screen and avoid anyone moving in with unwanted materials and not dealing with issues of protocol,” Omara said in a statement.
The Nile Post reported yesterday that Gwanga had been denied entrance into the hall after he arrived late.
The flamboyant general tried to negotiate with the security operatives from the protocol team on ground of his status but his pleas fell on deaf ears.
Kasirye was later ordered to drive out of Serena Hotel and he complied despite his clear disappointment.