The Uganda People’s Defense Forces has arrested four of their own for manhandling Mityana District LC5 Chairperson, Joseph Luzige.
The four include L/Cpl Anguria Simon Peter, Pte Odeke Simon. Pte Musundi Caroline and Pte Okello. They will be prosecuted in the military.
The four are said to have manhandled the LC5 Chairperson while on routine duty in Mityana.
Karemire says the circumstances that led to the incident are yet to be established, but investigations are being conduted.
“We regret the gross act of indiscipline that is not characteristic of the UPDF as a people’s army,”Karemire said.
“We wish to restate that discipline remains a core value and bedrock on which the UPDF was founded. Anyone who deviates from this will always be punished according to the established laws. There are examples to prove this in the recent past like a soldier in Kasese was sentenced to 35 years imprisonment all because of unprofessional conduct,” he adds.
Karemire says the CDF Gen David Muhoozi has sent a team of senior leaders in the army to conduct an on-spot assessment.