Captain Isaac Oware, the 3rd Division Army Spokesperson, confirmed Okellos arrest to URN on phoneOkello is said to have shot four family members in Okut village in Lyama Parish in Aloi Sub County in Alebtong district on Wednesday evening around 8:30pm.
This years games, hosted by the Uganda peoples Defence Forces, will be held at Land Forces Headquarters Bombo, Kigo Range Shooting Ground and Namboole Stadium. More than 800 participants have been confirmed from the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces UPDF, Uganda Police, Uganda Prisons and Uganda wildlife Authority.
The training code-named Utilivu Africa IV will take place in August at the Uganda rapid deployment capability centre Jinja. It is aimed at fostering efforts for the formation of the African standby force.
The soldier is identified as Ambrose Omia, a resident of Anwangi village, Kwera Sub County in Dokolo district. He is reported to have killed his son by strangling and subsequently buried him in a nearby bush.
The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces UPDF has recalled Lt Col Atwooki Ndahura from the police pending deployment. Ndahura was brought into the police force in 2015 by the former Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura at the peak of the Kasese conflict. He was assigned to head the newly created Crime Intelligence directorate and promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police.
Prospective recruits into the Uganda Peoples Defence Air Force - UPDAF have today been subjected to an aptitude test before arriving at the required 100 candidates for recruitment. These first underwent all the initial screening procedures that the thousands of youth that turned up for the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces - UPDF recruitment exercise at Kololo Grounds in Kampala underwent yesterday.
Col. James Nambale, the in charge of the recruitment exercise which started today at Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala, said that they have intercepted a number of people who were offering bribes to officers so that they can be let into the army without facing any hurdle.
According to the 3rd division spokesman, Lt. Wilson Agaba, the soldiers were returned after failing to meet the required standards for training at Singo Training Camp. He highlighted some of the requirements for training as health, physical fitness and age.
The contingent commenced a phased withdraw of troops from the Central African Republic on 19th April 2017, ending nearly eight years of manhunt for Lords Resistance Army LRA warlord Joseph Kony. In a statement the statement says the final batch of the troops began trekking from their concentration base in Nzara South Sudan three days ago under the overall command of Brigadier Richard Otto who has been the Ugandan Contingent commander in CAR.
Bodies of the fallen Uganda Peoples Defence ForcesUPDF soldiers who died in Somalia on Sunday are to be returned home tomorrow, Wednesday. In a statement, Lt Colonel Deo Akiiki, the deputy UPDF spokesperson says the plane carrying the caskets of the deceased will touch down at Entebbe Airforce base at 1:30pm.
The troops were ambushed during a regular patrol to secure the Mogadishu-Barawe Main Supply Route which still harbors pockets of Alshabaab insurgents. The joint patrol was conducted with Somali National Army soldiers in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia about 140 kilometers south West of Mogadishu.
Lt. Col Richard Muhangi, the commander of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces--UPDF 3rd Mountain Battalion who was arrested in connection to the death of two people in Ntoroko district, has died. Major Peter Mugisa, the Second Division UPDF Spokesperson attributed the death of Muhangi to over bleeding
The finding is contained in a report titled Deadly Profits: Illegal Wildlife Trafficking through Uganda and South Sudan. The Report was released on Thursday July 13, by Enough Project, a non-government organisation that supports peace and an end to mass atrocities in Africas deadliest conflict zones
A security source at the Rwenzori region police department says that on Friday security officers received information about people who wanted to buy guns. It was then decided to that DPC Gerald Atuhairwe, DISO Brian Babishanga and Lt Col. Richard Muhangi carry out an operation and lay a trap to arrest the buyers. The source says that the officers pretended to be dealers, dressed in plain clothes and used the personal vehicle of Atuhairwe to transport the 10 guns that were supposed to be sold.