The UPDF entered Congo a week ago, in pursuit of the Allied Democratic Forces –ADF rebels, many of whom sought refuge in parts of Beni Territory and North Kivu province, in Eastern DRC. The offensive is implemented jointly with the Armed Forces of the DRC.
On Tuesday, the US Department of the Treasury implicated Kandiho and other CMI officers for the arrest, detention and physical abuse of people in Uganda. The Statement shows that the CMI targeted individuals due to their nationality, political views, or critique of the Uganda government.
The cases that have been captured by the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID), Child and Family Protection Unit (CFPU) show a number of children have been subjected to severe beatings for committing crimes like stealing food, theft of money as small as Shs500 while others meet their death when being punished for leaving parents’ homes without permission.
In a circular to staff, Emmanuel Barungi, the General Manager Entebbe Airport says that "it has been noted with concern that the use of personal phones and other devices by Airport staff while on duty has continued unabated despite consequent security and safety concerns."
US indicates that Gen Kandiho as a commander of CMI and his subordinates have arrested, detained, and physically abused persons in Uganda. The victims, according to US, were targeted by CMI due to their nationality, political views, or critique of the Ugandan government.
Stephen Ochola, the Serere LCV Chairperson and head of LCV Chairpersons for all Teso District Chairpersons says that the cattle raids, insurgency and insecurity affected all the households in the area.
According to Lukwago, Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA discovered the huge number of undocumented refugees while conducting a refugee profiling study. Lukwago attributes this to Uganda’s open-door refugee policy, which even allows them to stay outside camps.
According to Police records, 150 people have been killed by the warriors and 73 cattle rustlers killed by government forces since November 2020 when raids resumed. 13, 000 heads of cattle were reportedly stolen and 9,000 recovered.