UPDF officers fail to account for 1,000 bullets
Publish Date: Aug 19, 2014
UPDF officers fail to account for 1,000 bullets
Capt. Bosco Mwanga (left) and Lt. Daniel Eloku appearing before the General Court Martial in Makindye. Photo by Enock Kakande
  • mail
  • img

By Pascal Kwesiga and Paul Mayambala

TWO UPDF junior officers who failed to account for 1,000 live ammunitions missing from the armoury in Somalia have been charged with the offence of failure to protect war materials.

Capt. Bosco Mwanga, formerly the battery commander of the air defense component of the UPDF and Lt. David Eloku, previously the platoon commander in 31 infantry battalion at Kilometre 50 in Somalia, were charged before the General Court Martial chaired by Maj. Gen. Levy Karuhanga in Makindye, a Kampala suburb, on Tuesday.

State prosecutors, Capt. Fredrick Kangwamu and Lt. Ambrose Baguma alleged that the accused junior officers misused 1,000 live ammunitions at Kilometer 50 by improperly disposing them from the armoury between February and March this year.

Mwanga and Eloku, who were part of the UPDF battle group thirteen currently deployed in Somalia, pleaded not guilty to the charges. They were remanded to Makindye Military Police Prison until September 16.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Church leaders insist clergy should quit partisan politics
Bishop Zac Niringiye has participated in the activities of The Democratic Alliance (TDA) like any other ordinary person....
A 70-year-old man who attempted to rob a bank of sh216m has been sentenced to 2 years in prison or pay sh1m in default...
NRM clears Kyambadde, Kawooya,Mbabaali
National Resistance Movement (NRM) has cleared 128 aspirants to participate in the party primaries as flag bearers after petitions against them were dismissed....
Man detained for knocking dead P5 pupil
POLICE in Lamwo district has detained a driver who knocked dead a Primary Five pupil, fifteen year old Scovia Lalweny of Ocetoke Primary School in Kitgum. One other sustained serious injuries...
Parliament pays tribute to minister Mutende
Parliament has paid tribute to fallen industry state minister Dr. James Mutende. Speaker, Rececca Kadaga, said Mutende will be remembered for being diligent in both the plenary and committees....
Prepare for El Nino – Ecweru
Minister of State for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Musa Ecweru has asked Ugandans to be prepared for the El Niño rains that could occur in a month''s time....
Should Makerere University fees policy be reviewed?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter