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Retired UPDF Officers Cautioned Against Subversion

The Chief of Defense Forces General Edward Katumba Wamala says that retired officers especially those heading to Kasese and neighboring districts need to be vigilant and report any one who seeks to recruit them into subversive activities.
General Katumba Wamala greeting former governor Rtd Colonel Abdul Nassur at Bombo General Army Headquarters

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The Chief of Defense Forces General Edward Katumba Wamala has warned retired officers and men of Uganda Peoples Defence Forces- UPDF against joining militias to destabilize peace.

General Katumba said that intelligence agencies have received information that mutineers are targeting retired officers to recruit into militias. He sounded the warning today, while sending off 160 officers and men who are retiring from UPDF. The event was held at the UPDF general headquarters in Bombo.

Katumba explained that retired officers especially those heading to Kasese and neighboring districts needed to be vigilant and report any one who seeks to recruit them into subversive activities or else suffer the consequences with them.

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Katumba however declined to respond to any question from journalists on the UPDF led offensive at the Rwenzururu Palace last weekend. More than 60 people lost their lives in the Palace attack. Majority of them were Rwenzururu Royal Guards.

Brigadier Hussein Ada the Camp Commandant of Bombo Army General Headquarters said that he has  received information from West Nile  region that there are people seeking to recruit retired officers in subversive activities. He however did not divulge details on the groups.

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On behalf of Retirees, Major Bosco Olek Atini said they are happy for serving the army and being granted retirement. He however asked the public to receive them with open hands and help them to settle in ordinary life.