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Vol 44 No 12

Published 13th June 2003


Uganda

Kazini goes back to school

The sacking of a top general has nothing to do with allegations of his corruption, say the military

Commander of the Ugandan People's Defence Force Major General James Kazini was second only to President Yoweri Museveni in the military hierarchy. So continuing allegations of corruption against him, first by the United Nations' panel of experts investigating economic exploitation in Congo-Kinshasa and then by Kampala's official Inquiry Commission, headed by British judge David Porter, should have flustered even Museveni's un-embarrassable government. Not really, the soldiers say. Gen. Kazini was removed from the army commander's job and 'redeployed' to study at war college, and there are no plans to prosecute him in spite of numerous charges of wrong-doing made by Porter's commission.

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