The Joint Security Operation, code named “Usalama Kwa Wote” in Karamoja Sub-region, aiming at recovering illegal guns from the civilian population, recently arrested eight (08) criminals.
The 08 criminals were this morning arraigned before the 3 Infantry Division Court Martial sitting in Moroto and have promptly been charged for illegal possession of firearms.
The Chair person of the Court Martial Col Frank Kateraho pronounced charges as follows:
1 was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment.
2 received 9 years while 05 received a penalty of 10 years imprisonment each. The accused are to be reprimanded at Soroti Government Prison.
Col Kateraho was assited by Maj Dan Isale, Maj Solomon Olinga, Capt David Watwaka and WO1 Molik Siraji as he pronounced judgement.
The On-going disarmament exercise, “Usalama Kwa Wote”, meaning “Peace For All” since its inception in July 2021, has so far recovered over 91 guns, 929 Rounds of Ammunition, 188 criminals have been arrested and a good number of cattle recovered.