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Written by  Aug 31, 2017

President Gen.Yoweri Museveni has fired two division commanders on suspicion of neglecting their juniors’ grievances which could have caused military coup. The fired senior officers have been identified as Brig.Peter Lotech commander of Makenke and Brig Emma Kanyesigye of Gulu army barracks.

The information got from statehouse reveals that President was bitter with the two commanders after learning that they have refused vehemently to attend to the problems that their juniors were reporting to them like poor feeding, lack of electricity, poor sanitation and salary delays which he said it could have resulted into mutiny. Commander in chief also blamed the two for not reporting the soldiers’ problems to their boss Gen David Muhoozi who is the chief of defence forces to tackle such challenges.

President has directed their deputies to take charge of their offices until the investigations which are being carried out by military council are complete. Some of the junior UPDF soldiers we talked to from Makenke army Barracks revealed their commander one Brig.Peter had even ordered that any soldier who raised such hardships that they were going through to his bosses he would be dealt with decisively in case he is gotten.

Frustrated soldiers decided to pass their grievances through RDCS and other political leaders who briefed the President on the on going sufferings of his soldiers. When M7 got information, he sent a team of investigators to these divisions and later briefed him that there was a boiling problem.

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