By Elite Reporter
Human rights activists in Uganda have come out to
demand the unconditional release of Maj. Steven Rwakanuma, who is currently in
detention at Makindye Military barracks, after he was arrested for allegedly
possessing illegal arms and aiding Tanzanians to enter Uganda despite the
Maj. Rwakanuma was arrested last week by the army and
the police over allegations possession of a
firearm and abuse of office through allegedly aiding Tanzanians to cross
into Uganda during the COVID-19 lockdown.
A serving Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) serving
officer, Maj. Rwakanuma was arrested on May 22, 2020 from his farm in Isingiro
District, by a joint team of UPDF soldiers, CMI operatives and Police, before
he was whisked to Makindye mil...
By Keefa Nuwahereza
A senior Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) officer at the rank of Major is currently hospitalized
and battling for his life after he was clobbered
by goons while he was enforcing the COVID-19 curfew in Kyankwanzi District on Tuesday
May 26th, 2020.
According to sources, Maj. Maj. Robert Nkwasibwe was rushed
to Hoima referral hospital unconscious after being attacked by goons late in
the night during a patrol with fellow officers.
Brig. Rirchad Karemire's tweet about Majo. Robert Nkwasibwe
Army spokesperson, Brig. Richard Karemire, revealed that Maj. Robert Nkwasibwe was
commanding a patrol when the joint security team was attacked by locals.
Brig. Karemire stated that; “On the night of May, 26,
2020, a group of drunkards at Gala trad...
By Elite News Reporter
Two Uganda Peoples Defence Air Forces (UPDAF) soldiers have died after a Jet Ranger helicopter they were training in crashed in Gomba district.
Brig. Gen. Richard Karemire, the UPDF spokesperson said a military helicopter had crashed in Gomba on Tuesday morning, killing the pilot and another crew member.Karemire said the Jet Ranger AF 302 was on a training mission.
“Sadly. no one is reported to have survived.”Victims have however not been identified.Without giving further details, he said investigation into the cause has commencedKaremire expressed condolences to the families of the deceased.
"We offer our condolences to the family members and entire UPDF fraternity,” he added.
Last year, Auditor General, John Muwanga raised queries on USD479m (about...