Battalion chief held
GULU â€” The commanding officer of the UPDF 105 battalion, Maj. Augustine Anywar, has been arrested for misconduct. The battalion, formed by President Yoweri Museveni, comprises former LRA fighters.
GULU â€” The commanding officer of the UPDF 105 battalion, Maj. Augustine Anywar, has been arrested for misconduct. The battalion, formed by President Yoweri Museveni, comprises former LRA fighters. Anywar was accused of assaulting a female soldier, drunkardness and insulting his superiors. The northern army spokesman, Lt. Tabaro Kiconco, said Anywar would appear before the division court martial.
â€˜Militias not fit for Policeâ€™
KAMPALA â€” Some of the auxiliary forces personnel that the Government intends to recruit in the Police force are not fit for the job, Mityana North MP Godfrey Kiwanda said yesterday. He said he trained with some of the boys at the height of LRAâ€™s incursion into Teso region. Internal affairs minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda recently told a Parliament committee that volunteers in auxiliary forces would be transformed into the Police force.
Nine LRA rebels killed
kitgum â€” Nine LRA fighters were killed and two others, including a captain were captured by the UPDF operational forces on Tuesday. The army spokesman in the north, Lt. Tabaro Kiconco, yesterday said the captain was captured with another rebel fighter when the UPDF mobile troops ambushed them in Ngomoromo in Lukung sub-county in Chwa county.
Court okays death verdict
KAMPALA â€” The Court of Appeal yesterday upheld a death sentence against three people for the murder of a six-year-old boy, Abdul Kasadha. Musa Waiswa (deceasedâ€™s father), Edirisa Nkola (witchdoctor) and Ayasi Mutwalibi of Mulali village in Kamuli district were earlier sentenced to death by High Court Judge Justice Y. Bamwine. Their lawyer said the trial judge wrongly sentenced them.