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Defence, MPs Secretly Meet over Rwenzori, S. Sudan Crisis

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According to our sources in the Defense Committee which is nowadays closed to media, the biggest fear is facing the MPs on the floor without disclosing the exact numbers of UPDF troops away in South Sudan, the Shs7.3 expenditure per month and absence of a plan of withdrawal from the war-torn country.

They have as well acknowledged that most of the officers have already communicated to their relatives and MPs about the lack of allowance unlike their colleagues serving under African Union in Somalia.

“They now want to convince MPs that there was an emergency which didn’t leave room for proper planning. On Rwenzori attacks, the Defense ministry is wondering how to explain the shooting of civilians by UPDF officers, subjecting civilians to court martial and how to term the incident,” added a source.

At least 55 people who attacked Kanyamirima UPDF detach in Bundibugyo were killed and later buried in a mass grave.


In one of the closed door meetings, the Defence Ministry and Parliament Committee resolved delete the word “Cold Blood killings” of civilians by UPDF from the document they are preparing for Parliament.

On subjecting civilians to Court Martial, the team has resolved not to use the 1995 Ugandan Constitution but quote to MPs the UPDF act which allows the army to try anyone found in possession and use of military arms, equipment and attires.

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