2nd Division UPDF Spokesperson Kabona Cautions Incumbents And Other Armed Candidates
The incumbent Members of Parliament especially those who were given military escorts for their safety during rampant murders in 2019 and other armed politicians have been cautioned against misusing their escorts and weapons by participating in any kind of uprisings and conflicts.
This follows concerns that some are using soldiers to intimidate their opponents and voters which yesterday prompted the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) to warn that escorts will be withdrawn.
UPDF spokesperson Brig. Gen. Flavia Byekwaso said the force won’t allow this, perpetrators risk being left with no security.
The 2nd division spokesperson Maj Charles Kabona in Makenke Mbarara western Uganda has reechoed the warning saying there is another case of impersonators intimidating people by moving with camouflage like army jackets in their cars.
‘And soldiers should stick to principles and ensure their bosses’ security. Those perpetrators who are impersonating risk being arrested,’ he added.