Four Uganda People's Defense Force-UPDF soldiers accused of
assaulting the Mityana District LC 5 Chairperson, Joseph Luzige will be tried
in an open Field Court Martial.
Maj. Gen. Sam Kavuma, the Deputy Commander of the Land Forces
disclosed on Wednesday evening in a meeting with Mityana district and security
The suspects are Lance Corporal Simon Peter Anguria and
Privates Simon Odeke, Caroline Musundi and Isaac Okello.
The four were patrolling Mityana town on Tuesday to enforce
curfew when they assaulted Luzige who tried to stop them from harassing a woman
who was riding on a Boda boda motorcycle in violation of the Covid19 preventive
the meeting, Gen, Kavuma noted that the achievements
registered by UPDF in the last 39 years have been made possible by the support of
He explained that this success cannot be compromised by individuals
who chose to behave in a manner contrary to what the national army preaches.
Kavuma revealed that it is for this reason that the suspects will stand trial
in an open court martial in Mityana town to restore public confidence in the force.
// “Cue in: “Naye obuwanguzi obwo..
Cue out: tetwagala bya story,”//
Luzige expressed contentment after getting assurance that all
the suspects are in custody and will stand trial in an open court martial.
for calm from residents as they wait for UPDF to try the officers and hand them
// “Cue in: era abantu abo..
Cue out: .. ejja kutuula muno.”//
Mugwanya, a resident of Mityana town welcomed the decision to try the suspects
in Open Court, saying it will serve as a warning to other security officers.
// “Cue in: ekya bannaffe bano..
Cue out: .. amaaso negabamyuka,” //
Kaddu, who was also tortured by the soldiers, says he will use the opportunity of the Court sitting to testify against his
// “Cue in: “Ekisaliddwawo abakulu ab’amagye..
Cue out: .. baabadde bankubye,” //
The army has also resolved to withdraw soldiers from Mityana
town, saying they will only be redeployed on police request.
also assured the people of Mityana that no more assaults or beating of people
shall take place,” Luzige said in a statement issued after the meeting.