The Chief of Defense Forces, Gen David Muhozi, has sent a team of senior army officers to Mityana district to investigate circumstances under which the Local Council five chairman of that area was reportedly assaulted.

Two UPDF soldiers identified as Lance corporal Anguria Simon and Private Odeke Simon and two Local Defense Unit personnel identified as Private Musundi Caroline and Private Okello Isaac were captured on camera assaulting Mityana district chairman Joseph Luzige after he confronted them questioning how they were treating a boda-boda rider and a passenger found flouting COVID-19 regulations.

The said officers instead turned on him and his effort to identify himself as the chairman of the district fell on deaf ears, before they began beating him.

The four have been arrested and are to be charged in a military court. Speaking yesterday at the Uganda Media Center in Kampala, Brig. Richard Karemire, the spokesperson of the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces who revealed that they had apologized to the victim said as a force, they have zero tolerance to impunity and discipline of their officers in key. Brig. Kalemire speaking…..

He said a team comprising Maj. Gen. Sam Kavuma, the Deputy Commander of the Land Forces, Maj. Gen Sam Kawaga, the commander of the First Division and Maj. Gen. Henry Matsiko, the UPDF Chief Political Commissar has been dispatched to Mityana to investigate the incident. END


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