Kampala- General who commanded ‘operation iron fist’ against LRA in Southern Sudan hit by iron bar
Former Uganda army commander, Maj. Gen. James Kazini, was Tuesday morning murdered after a girlfriend allegedly hit him with an iron bar.
The incident happened at Namuwongo, a Kampala Suburb.
Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura said the former army commander, who was facing trial for various alleged offences was murdered by a woman he identified only as Atim. “He has been murdered. We are still investigating (circumstance),” he said.
The Police Chief said the Atim has been arrested and police is trying to establish the relationship she had with the deceased. “She is the one who killed him early this morning,” Gen. Kayihura told Australia.To on Phone
Army Spokesman Lt. Col. Felix Kulayigye says the former Army Commander was killed in “domestic violence with his girl friend and we are still investigating.”
* Says Jean Bosco Ntaganda must be held accountable
By Hereward Holland
KIGALI, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo must arrest an indicted war crimes suspect believed to hold a senior command position in U.N.-backed military operations in the east of the country, the U.S. envoy to the region has said.
Army documents and military officials say former rebel general Jean Bosco Ntaganda, also known as "the Terminator", is deputy commander of an anti-rebel offensive that is being supported by the U.N. mission in Congo MONUC.
However, the United Nations denies it has any direct contact with Ntaganda, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court but joined the DRC army in January. The U.N. says Congo has assured it that he is not playing a significant role in the operations.
"We just feel that anybody who has committed war crimes should not participate in military operations of this sort at the moment and he needs to be held accountable," Howard Wolpe, Washington's envoy to the Great Lakes, said late on Monday.