Military officers punished for attacking journalists

By APN Reporter

The military police unit disciplinary committee (UDC), the lower court of the court-martial, today 18th February 2021 convened and deliberated on its officer and militants who misbehaved and assaulted members of the journalists at Prince Charles lane in Kololo Kampala yesterday.

The UDC presided over by the chairman Lt Col Gai Mpandwa sentenced the following servicemen to various punishments;1. Capt Jessy Odwenyi2. Cpl Nimusiima Justine3. Pte Wasswa Peter4. Pte Tsame Imran5. Pte Kisakye Victoria6. Pte Opiyo Isaac7. L/cpl Zirimenya KassimCapt Odwenyi were sentenced to 90 days of detention in Makindye military barracks, 
L/cpl Zirimenya Kassim was also charged with 60 days while Cpl Nimusiima Justine was sentenced to severe reprimand and caution while Pte Kisakye Victoria and Pte Opiyo Isaac were sentenced to 62 and 60 days in the military prison respectively. 

The chairman warned the culprits and the entire military police at large to always emulate discipline and professionalism while on any deployment.

He also added that the above officer and militants will act as a deterrent measure to officers and militants while executing their constitutional mandate