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Court Martial remands UPDF soldier for enjoying boss’ wife

Man Jose Kayima

The General Court Martial has remanded CPL John Nuwagira for sexually engaging with the wife to his boss.

Nuwagira was accused by his boss Lt.Robert Turyahabwe for having an affair with his wife while the former was in Somalia on official duties

The prosecution states that,

“CPL John Nuwagira, 41, a regular militant of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) under second division headquarters as KIT Operator in 2021 while at Makenke in Mbarara District developed an illegitimate relationship with Lt Robert Turyahabwe’s wife, Annet Kobusingye, while the complainant was on foreign mission in Somalia.”

A seven-member panel chaired by Brig Robert Freeman Mugabe on Tuesday, CPL Nuwagira denied the charge of prejudicial to good order and discipline that was slapped against him by the State.

Court heard that investigations into the matter are still on going, consequently adjourning The case to August 29 for further mention as CPL Nuwagira was remanded to Makindye Military Barracks.

CPL Nuwagira was arrested March 8, 2022 after his former boss, Lt Turyahabwe, lodged a case against him for disorganizing his family while he was away on official duties in 2019.

At the time, the complainant was a prosecutor at the Unit Disciplinary Committee of Makenke Military Barracks (Second Division).

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