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UPDF Defends Brig Kyanda in Arms Deal Saga

Brigadier Leopold Kyanda

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has denied investigating Chief of Staff Land Forces, this http://crewchiefpro.com/wp-content/themes/genesis/lib/js/load-scripts.php Brig Leopold Kyanda over a fake arms deal.
The army spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda said in a statement on Monday that “there is no case of alleged
fake arms deal being investigated by Col Mbonye or the Chieftaincy of
Military Intelligence, pilule http://currencymeter.com/wp-content/plugins/w3-total-cache/extensions/feedburner.php and that Brig Kyanda
is not currently under investigations of any sort by UPDF.”
However, information pills the army did not speak out on last weekend’s arrest of conman Sam Simbwa and an army Captain only identified as Muhoozi who were allegedly involved in the arms deal.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Emilian Kayima confirmed the arrest of the duo.
Kayima said Simbwa and Muhoozi were being interrogated by detectives in regard to a case of “fraud” in the alleged “supply of government stores.”

Muhoozi is said to have been relocated to a detention facility at Mbuya.
A Polish firm recently accused Simbwa and army officers of defrauding it 520,000 Euros in a fake arms deal.
The money was deposited on an account in Equity Bank.
It’s understood the sensitive case compelled Museveni to commision a quiet investigation.
The accussations are that Kyanda compelled then Police Special Investigation Unit boss Mark Odong to release Simbwa the first time he was arrested.
But Kyanda, speaking through Ankunda, vehemently denied the charge.
The high ranking army officer says he does not even know how Simbwa looks like and has never dealt with him in any way.
Kyanda was a few years ago named in an illegal drug deal that partly cost him his position as military intelligence chief.
Lt Col Ankunda today said the reports were a “psychological
war launched by the enemies of the people of Uganda, targeting the top leadership of the UPDF with a view to breaking the trust the people have in their national force.”
He further pointed out that the UPDF has “travelled together with the People of Uganda in a long and difficult path to peace and stability that has ushered in development in the country,” adding, “Any persons who try to break this bond will be stopped using the strong arm of the law.”


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