The Deputy Chief of Defence Forces Lt Gen Charles Angina is reportedly embroiled in a row with the Chief of Staff Land Forces Brig Leopold Kyanda, and sources say the acrimony might bog down work in the UPDF.
Both Gen Angina and Brig Kyanda are said to be blue-eyed boys of the Commander in Chief Museveni and have reportedly been wrangling over how UPDF operations should be run.
The sources said the two have also been accusing each other of wrong doing before the First son, Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba.
According to the sources, Brig Kyanda, the former Chief of Military Intelligence, recorded Gen Angina in February, while the latter reportedly complained about ‘lack of will to stamp out corruption in the military and the ministry of defence’.
It’s also said that Brig Kyanda ‘fought so hard’ to make sure Gen Angina failed in the parliamentary elections for the UPDF conducted in Bombo military headquarter where the deputy army boss failed to make it back to the house after garnering only 103 votes.
According to the sources, there were reports of some army units celebrating the failure of Gen Angina, ‘whom soldiers don’t like because of his strictness on corruption and indiscipline’.
Further, the sources say, the wrangling between the officers has reached a level where the two cannot be in the same room for a meeting.