UPDF suspends officers as Somalia deaths reach 19

UPDF suspends officers as Somalia deaths reach 19

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UPDF suspends officers as Somalia deaths reach 19
Written by Benon Herbert Oluka
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Bodies of fallen Amisom soldiers arrive at Entebbe airport
The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) has suspended four commanders at the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) military base that was attacked on September 1 by al-Shabaab fighters.
The suspension, pending a military trial, was ordered by President Museveni; in a radio message to the chief of defence forces (CDF) and all units, as Museveni wondered how al-Shabaab could breach UPDF defences.
Army Spokesman Paddy Ankunda confirmed the development on Saturday, telling The Observer: “They were suspended so investigations could start.”
Lt Col Ankunda, however, requested not to discuss the matter in detail due to the sudden death, hours earlier, of the CDF, Gen Aronda Nyakairima.
Addressing journalists in Japan, where he was on a state visit, President Museveni said the suspended commanders would face a military court martial for t...

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2016-05-31 02:57:30

I agree we need the generals suspended followed by military trial

2016-05-31 03:25:16

we love escapism. What happened at westgate was a major fuck up, questions no answers we are good

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