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Army deserter arrested over Mukono robbery

By John Semakula

Added 2nd July 2016 09:22 PM

Upon his arrest, Mugombesya said he is a serving UPDF officer attached to the Land Force Headquarters

The Uganda People's Defense Force (UPDF) has denied that a robbery suspect arrested in Mukono district early this week is a serving army officer.

The army said Pte Kenneth Mugombesya was arrested after a robbery along Mukono-Kayunga Road in Mukono district on Saturday is a deserter.

Upon his arrest, Mugombesya said he is a serving UPDF officer attached to the Land Force Headquarters in Bombo where he works as a driver.

UPDF said in a statement that the suspect ran away from the force in 2013 and that he has been on the army’s hunt list.

Sunday Vision explores the soldier’s story in depth and why the army wants him alive.

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