UPDF Suspends Col. Kulayigye Over Gold Scandal

Col. Felix Kulayigye has been suspended as the Uganda People’s Defence Forces Chief Political Commissar, no rx ChimpReports can authoritatively report.

Last month, Col.Kulayigye was in the spotlight for allegedly kidnapping employees of a private company and ransacking its premises after a gold transaction went bad, leading to loss of huge sums of money.

According to the UPDF spokesperson, Lt. Col Paddy Ankunda, Col.Kulayigye has been suspended from the army’s Chief Political Commissar office pending investigations into the gold deal.

“He has been suspended from the office of the Chief Political Commissar pending further inquiries about his conduct,”Ankunda said in a tweet.

He added, “Col Kulayigye remains in parliament as UPDF representative despite the suspension.”

ChimpReports understands that Kulayigye allegedly kidnaped employees  of  Matrich Holdings Limited, a firm that  deals in minerals,  putting them under detention after  a deal involving a business lady  identified as Brenda Murungi  went bad.

The scandal unfolded in June after Murungi, Kulayigye’s niece visited the offices of Matrich Holdings, owned by a one Kamugisha, in Ntinda, to test gold that she was interested in buying from a Congolese businessman and was paid 200 US Dollars (671,600 Shillings) for testing the two kilograms of Gold.

Murungi, according to reports, later stated that the gold, estimated at 60,000 US Dollars  had been stolen at the premises, leading to the arrest of the four  employees of Matrich and put under police detention.


They have however since been released by Buganda Road Court.

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