The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) has taken action after Kitgum Woman MP Lillian Aber was photographed wearing military camouflage, raising concerns about how she obtained the uniform.
The photos, shared on social media, showed the legislator in military fatigues on Monday, February 5th, as she flagged off a cleaning exercise by uniformed personnel ahead of Terehe Sita celebrations in Kitgum District.
In response to the controversy, UPDF spokesperson Brigadier Gen. Felix Kulayigye announced that a soldier, whose identity was not disclosed, had been arrested for providing Aber with the uniform without authorization.
“We contacted the MP, and she has since apologized. Meanwhile, we launched investigations, and the soldier who gave her the uniform has been arrested,” Kulayigye informed journalists during an interview at Bugweri district headquarters in Busesa, where he was attending the UPDF 43rd Tarehe Sita anniversary celebrations.
The incident sparked debate on social media, with some users referencing Section 164 of the UPDF Act regarding unauthorized use of military uniforms.