More than 20 UPDF soldiers who are part of the Fisheries Protection Unit have been taken into custody and are facing various charges connected to misconduct during their duty.
The Fisheries Protection Unit commander, Lt. Col. Dick Kaija, mentioned that these detentions were prompted by complaints from the public and the fishing community. They accused the soldiers of demanding money from them.
According to Kaija, a total of twenty-two officers have been charged in military courts and have been placed in different prisons. He stressed the ongoing efforts to remove individuals who don’t adhere to the army’s standards to ensure it can carry out its intended duties.