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Kawooya's tormentors charged at army court

By Michael Odeng, David Lumu

Added 21st October 2018 02:58 PM

The accused admitted brutalising Kawooya and asked for a lenient sentence before being remanded

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The accused admitted brutalising Kawooya and asked for a lenient sentence before being remanded

Five junior soldiers who were captured in video allegedly brutalising Yusuf Kawooya, have been charged at the army court.

Daniel Senkungu, Moses Rwamwenge, one only identified as Omara and two others appeared before the Unit Disciplinary Committee (UDC) sitting at the CMI headquarters in Mbuya, Kampala on Friday.

The presiding chairman Tom Kabuye read out the charge of conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline to the accused and they pleaded guilty to the charges.

The accused admitted brutalising Kawooya and asked for a lenient sentence before being remanded to Makindye military barracks in Makindye.

The offence carries a maximum punishment of dismissal with disgrace from the army, on conviction.

Kawooya was abducted on Thursday and beaten before being bundled in a waiting van, registration number UAF 325S, which sped off.

The incident happened at the junction between Colville Street and Portal Avenue, just adjacent to Theatre Labonita and Christ the King Church in Kampala.

 

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