Major Ninsiima Rwemijuma the Spokesperson of UPDF Team One, Central Region recruitment exercise explains that during the screening, intelligence officers detected Godfrey Muwanguzi a resident of Kaweweta trading center in Nakaseke who is wanted by Police in the area over cattle thefts.
People’s Defense Forces on Saturday arrested a suspected cattle thief who had
turned up at the ongoing recruitment exercise in Luwero town.
The recruitment team camped at Luwero Boys Playground in Luwero town council to
recruit over 200 youths into the force from the districts of Nakasongola, Nakaseke,
However, over 1,800 youths from the region and outside turned up to try their luck
to join UPDF.
Major Ninsiima Rwemijuma the Spokesperson of UPDF Team One, Central Region
recruitment exercise explains that during the screening, intelligence officers
detected Godfrey Muwanguzi a resident of Kaweweta trading center in Nakaseke
who is wanted by Police in the area over cattle thefts.
Rwemijuma says that Muwanguzi was on run and recently survived lynching after
he was netted by residents with stolen cattle. Rwemijuma adds that Muwanguzi
was immediately arrested and handed over to Luwero Central Police Station.
Rwemijuma criticized the LCI Chairman and Gombolola Intelligence Security Officer in
Nakaseke district who recommended Muwanguzi to join the forces.
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Another youth was also arrested over forged academic papers.
Living Twazagye the Luwero District Police Commander says that Muwanguzi will
be handed to Police in Nakaseke to face charges there.
the youths had been turned away from recruitment on grounds due to lack of
National IDs, forgery, minimum academic qualifications, and coming from
districts outside Greater Luwero.
But some youths left disappointed that they have been sidelined on flimsy
grounds so as to favor the children of UPDF officers.
Sam Muganga a resident of Nakasongola town council says that he was turned away
on grounds that he had no National ID though he presented an application form
from National Identification and Registration Authority.
Sam Kigula the LCV Chairperson of Nakasongola says that at least 350
youths turned up for army recruitment from his district but they are only 47
however tasked UPDF to ensure all 47 slots go to youths born or living in
Nakasongola for the benefit of the area.
since camped at the playground to ensure only those from the district are
recruited for the exercise.