Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, has revealed that at least five Ugandan soldiers are executed through firing squad every year after being found guilty of killing civilians. The President has also invited his critics to launch complaints against him at the International Criminal Court.
This was revealed by Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni while addressing the press in Kampala.
“We can not allow impunity in the army. If any soldier misbehaves, he is dealt with decisively.
Ever since the ruling party, National Resistance movement came into power in 1986, 123 soldiers have been killed through firing squad after being found guilty of killing innocent civilians,” Museveni said.
Museveni was responding to questions from journalists on whether he would cooperate with International Criminal Court (ICC) if it requested for some of his soldiers to be tried there.
The Ugandan President was also asked to respond to a group of Ugandan youths who want the International Criminal Court to try him for cases against humanity.
Museveni said that ICC is a complementary court which deals with cases that have failed to be tried in a particular country.
He said that anyone is free to take to court any case against him concerning abuse against humanity.
“I would be very happy to be tried if I committed crimes against humanity,” he said.