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UPDF to withdraw security from MPs who misuse it

KAMPALA- The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces have warned politicians who were assigned security to use it for the intended purpose or risk being withdrawn.

According to a Press Statement issue today September 1st 2020 an signed by the UPDF Spokesperson Brig Flavia Byekwaso, the Army has received numerous notice that some Members of Parliament who were given escorts are using them to intimidate the voters.

Brig Byekwaso said that that was contrary to what the security is intended to do and therefore should avoid it.

Brig Byekwaso therefore said that the soldiers should not be misused and when it’s found, the security will be promptly withdrawn.

She explained that the solidiers an Policemen were purely deployed to provide personal security and therefore should not be used in political intimidation.

This comes after it was reported that the body guard of Rubanda East MP Hon Henry Musasizi was implicated in beating up voters and injuring them.

Here below is the Press Release signed by Brig Byekwaso.


Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija is a Seasoned Journalist. He has an experience of Field and Community reporting for over 20 years. He started his career at Daily Monitor in the 1990s and is known for breaking major stories that remain topical issues today like the Bwindi Massacre and Kibwetere Inferno. He also worked at New Vision before concentrating on Digital Media. He has worked as reporter and news editor for a number of Media Organisations. Baraire is a family man, practicing farmer, and public speaker, is passionate about community Journalism. He is currently a Co-Editor at the Informer Ug an Online Publication in Western Uganda. Patson is widely traveled in East and Central Africa where he has attended several media training and Election Monitoring. He is passionate about Environmental Issues and Health Reporting.


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