THIS WEEK: Deputy Speaker Oulanyah demands report on UPDF Somalia deaths
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jacob Oulanyah, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, has tasked government to table a report on the UPDF operations in Somalia since the army deployed in the country eleven years ago. Oulanyah’s directive was prompted by the recent deaths of UPDF soldiers in Somalia after the army spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemire and President Museveni gave conflicting accounts of the number of soldiers who were killed in a recent attack.
This happened during a presentation in parliament by Gilbert Olanya, the MP for Kilak South, on the attack by Al Shabaab. The legislator tasked government to provide more details regarding the soldiers who were killed. Olanya also demanded for a comprehensive report on the phased withdrawal of UPDF under the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).