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Two charged before the Army Court over ghost pilot

Two UPDF soldiers have been charged before the General Court Martial in Makindye for fraud related offences. Major Kapalaga Lubega attached to Uganda People’s Defence Air forces (UPDAF) and Caroline Kyakabale a former Human Resource Manager in charge of civilian personnel, appeared before Chairman Lt Gen Andrew Gutti and denied …

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Lwakataka in trouble again over immature fish

Former rally driver Ponsiano Lwakataka is involved in a dispute with the UPDF over a consignment of immature fish impounded by the UPDF marine unit from the DRC border. The consignment allegedly belongs to Lwakataka but the UPDF says he fled during the operation. The fish estimated to be worth …

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Parliament approves Gen Wamala, new envoys

Gen Katumba Wamala was vetted and approved by the Parliament Appointments Committee as State Minister for Works along with 11 new ambassadors. Although some members of the committee had reservations about Wamala being a serving UPDF soldier, the issue did not arise since a precedent had already been set with …

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VIDEO: Ghost claimants back in Uganda’s Ministry of Defence

VIDEO: It has now emerged that the then Gulu division commanders faked documents of lost animals during the LRA war and claimed compensation amounting to the tune of over sh2.9 billion. The money in question was paid to Christopher Kinyera who was by then Gulu division commander. In a heated meeting …

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Two UPDF soldiers convicted for stealing ivory

Two army men have been remanded to Luzira prison after being convicted of being in illegal possession of protected animal species worth sh129 million. They were found guilty before Buganda road court Grade One Magistrate, Gladys Kamasanyu who cancelled their bail and said they should be brought back in court on …

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Museveni commissions Sh925m Bombo military health facility

  President Yoweri Museveni on  Monday commissioned a modern 25-bed Uganda People’s Defence Forces medical facility at Bombo. The newly built UPDF Officers’ Wing and Intensive Care unit consists of an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), maternity and delivery room and general ward as well as VIP suits. According to Col. Bekunda – …

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VIDEO: Gen. Katumba Wamala hands over office

VIDEO: It was a smooth transition as UPDF’s Gen. Katumba Wamala handed over office to his successor Gen. David Muhoozi with announcement that the region needs an operational standby force to help pacify the East African region. The announcement comes at a time when parts of the region like Burundi and …

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Constitutional court halts Kabaziguruka trial before the Army Court

The Constitutional Court has issued an interim order halting the trial of Nakawa Municipality MP Michael Kabaziguruka before the General Court Martial  until the final hearing and determination of a petition he filed questioning the legality of the army court. Kabaziguruka in November petitioned the Constitutional Court, seeking it to declare the …

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Museveni appoints new CDF in army reshuffle

In a Jan 9 reshuffle in the army, President Museveni replaced Gen. Katumba Wamala as the Chief of Defense Forces (CDF) with Maj Gen David Muhoozi, previously Commander of Land Forces. Wamala is now the new Minister of State for Works filling a vacuum left after Parliament’s Appointments’ committee threw …

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