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Uganda: 9 UPDF Soldiers Jailed For Stealling Fuel

UPDF Divisional Court Martial has sentenced nine soldiers serving under AMISOM to prison for selling fuel and military supplies on black market.

The nine who are part of the 18 soldiers arraigned two weeks ago, were found guilty of pursuing personal interest and endangering operational efficiency of the UPDF and were handed sentences ranging from one year to three years.

Three of the soldiers, in addition to imprisonment at Luzira, have been dismissed with disgrace from the army meaning they will leave the army without any benefits.

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Those convicted are: Maj. Sulait, who was sentenced to three years imprisonment and dismissed with disgrace from the UPDF; Maj. Kundu Weyaula, one year and demoted to the rank of Captain; Warrant Officer II Kakooza Mathew, 18 months imprisonment; Staff Sergeant Abwot Richard, 18 months in prison and demoted to Sergeant, and Cpl. Sekandi Ronald was handed a two-year prison term and also dismissed with disgrace from the army.

Others are Lance Corporals Kasule Budala and Atugiriire Dennis, both sentenced to 18 months in prison and demoted to the rank of Private, Private Tibaijuka Expedito, two years imprisonment and dismissed with disgrace and Private Mwanja Noah, 18 months in prison.

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Written by How Africa

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