KAMPALA – The army leadership has dismissed claims that its agency the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) operates ‘safe houses allover the city that it uses to terrorize and unleash torture on Ugandans.
Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemire said the army roles are very clear and that force doesn’t have any use for the ‘Safe Houses’
“We wish to state that it is not true that the CMI operates safe houses anywhere,” Mr. Karemire before he distanced force from recent arrest and detention of opposition members including Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
Mr. Karemire said that CMI has no role Bobi Wine’s arrest, explaining that everything about him has been handled by the Uganda Police Force and the office of the Director of Public Prosecution.
“Therefore, no amount of bad mouthing and propaganda will deter them from protecting the people and our country Uganda.”
“The CMI has no role to play [in that] and should therefore not be dragged into it,” Karemire explained stressing that, the UPDF leadership remains very satisfied and has full confidence in the CMI activities.
“The officers and men have continued to perform their duties to execute UPDF core functions as provided under the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda,” he said noting that they have contributed a lot towards the current peace and security in the country.