Kampala - A Ugandan military spokesperson says at least 40
Ugandan soldiers previously deployed as peacekeepers in Somalia have been arrested
over for allegedly stealing fuel and other supplies from the international
Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Ankunda said on Tuesday that the
soldiers now under investigation include an army brigadier who once held a
position near the top of the African Union mission known as Amisom.
The seriousness of the corruption allegations underscores
the limitations of Ugandan-led African forces as they try to keep al-Qaeda-linked
militants at bay.
Ugandan soldiers are said to covet the Somalia mission
because it offers better pay than what they get in Uganda.
Angelo Izama, a Ugandan analyst who runs a think tank on
regional security, said some Ugandan troops see the Somalia assignment as an