Uganda recalls commander of its peacekeeping force in Somalia over accusations of food sale scam

 

Uganda has recalled the commander of its peacekeeping force in Somalia and almost two dozen other officers suspected of involvement in a scam to steal food and fuel and sell it on the black market.

Lt-Col Paddy Ankunda, a military spokesman, said the officers had been placed under “open arrest”, which will restrict their movements pending the investigation.

If the alleged racket is proven, it would underscore how embedded corruption is within a military infamous for taking the pay of “ghost soldiers” and money for helicopters which turned out to be junk.

Reuters

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