By Ahura Mujuni Mark
The Ugandan government has suspended 24 army officers who allegedly involved themselves in corruption in Somalia during the peace keeping mission.
The officers including the head of the 6,000-strong Ugandan contingent, Brigadier Michael Ondoga allegedly involved themselves in black market selling of food and fuel meant for the Ugandan troops.
The illegal trade of these vital commodities caused the suffering of some Ugandan soldiers in Somalia.
Some ordinary soldiers were eating only one ration pack a day because of the scam.
The soldiers were suspended a few days ago ,Uganda People’s Defence Forces Spokesperson ,Paddy Ankunda said on Monday.
They were recalled by president Museveni,Ankunda added. The officers will remain on suspension until investigations into the allegations are complete.The army is still gathering enough evidence to be presented in court.
Brigadier Ondoga has so far not commented on the allegations.