Corpun file 21427
Daily Monitor, Kampala, 4 December 2007
Soldier caned for knocking Museveni's van
By Grace Matsiko
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A PRESIDENTIAL guard has been given 100 lashes for allegedly
knocking a caravan, which President Yoweri Museveni uses as his
mobile office and a bedroom while on safari.
Pte Eric Kajungu, who is attached to the Presidential Guard
Brigade support staff, was on Friday handed 100 lashes on the
directive of Capt. Charles Bwebale, the officer-in-charge special
coy, which provides the inner circle of the President's security.
But PGB spokesman Lt Edison Kwesiga denied Pte. Kajungu was caned
because the constitution outlaws corporal punishment.
But State House sources say Pte. Kajungu was lashed before
fellow guards at the State House Nakasero parking yard.
A PGB soldier identified only as Lance Corporal Africano was
given the duty by Capt. Bwebale to count the lashes as the caning
party of three soldiers executed the directive.
The Captain was there to witness the corporal punishment After
the caning, Kajungu was handcuffed and transferred to Katabi PGB
barracks near Entebbe for detention.
Pte. Kajungu's ordeal started when he was asked to wash one of
the presidential cars. But as he was reversing one of the cars in
the parking lot, he reportedly collided with the nearby parked
caravan, which infuriated Capt. Bwebale.
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