Crime & Investigation

Mbarara: UPDF Deserters Sentenced To 18 Months In Jail


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seek geneva;”>Presiding over the court, prostate Col. Geoffrey Mujuni convicted Private Bwambale Johnson No.AX003068 of Hippo Auxiliary battalion, order Private Katwire Fred of 37 No. RA192101 and Private Subiri Henry of 77 No.RA187077.

The same court also heard that, Bwambale lost a Sub Machine Gun (SMG) and 30 rounds of ammunition on August 20th 2013 while on duty in Bundibugyo district and court sentenced him to 18 months’ in Government Prison.

The UPDF Second division publicist, Major Ronald Kakurungu, noted that desertion has become a serious case within the forces.

“The army leadership is in a deliberate action to weed out this vice by subjecting the culprits to face the law,” Kakurungu stated.


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