UPDF should stop lying to Ugandans on Somali troop deaths :Gilbert Oulanya

By Edwin Muhumuza

The recent information from the UPDF Spokesman ,Brig Karemire Richard, that only four UPDF Soldiers were killed in Somalia has raised suspicion , as to what extent  the nation should trust information coming from his desk.

President Yoweri Museveni has revealed that eight soldiers died following an al-shabaab attack in Somalia on Easter Sunday contradicting what the UPDF spokesperson Brigadier Richard Karemire had said .

Now Kilak county MP Gilbert Oulanya says it is not worth a penny in hiding true figures of soldiers who were killed owing to the fact that Ugandans will count the bodies as they arrive at the airport.

Oulanya who is also the Shadow minister of defense and security, has called for the gradual withdrawal of UPDF soldiers from Somalia  saying government should begin reconsidering handing over Somali security to Somalis and cannot continue sacrificing amid challenges, notwithstanding the refusal by the African Union to compensate Uganda for the loss of its military helicopters  among other losses.