KAMPALA —President Yoweri Museveni has accused top army bosses of corruption— saying he is aware that some of them are even involved in stealing and selling military materials including army fuel.
Speaking during the funeral service of former Deputy Inspector General of Police Gen Paul Lokech, Museveni said that stealing and selling of army materials like fuel is a mistake that has ruined military careers of many commanders.
“You cannot say that you are a brave Commander but you sell Army fuel. How will the Army fight in modern war without fuel?” he said.
He added: “It is bravery in nullity. You cannot be brave and corrupt because corruption will lead to our defeat by lacking what to use because it has been sold by our “brave” commander”.
He, however, said he didn’t hear that Gen. Lokech was involved any dubious deals.
A number of Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) soldiers in Somalia have been sentenced to prison for misconduct including selling army materials to enemies and civilians.
A a number of soldiers, some in high ranking positions of the UPDF were implicated in a fuel racket that was busted by African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) officials.