LDUs return to streets after refresher course

LDUs return to streets after refresher course

KAMPALA- Uganda Peoples Defense Forces has announced the return of the members of the controversial Local defense unit (LDU), defence spokesperson has said.

A month ago, the Local Defence Unit personnel kicked off a refresher course after being recalled by the UPDF to train in human rights and law enforcement.

This was after a public outcry that accused LDUs of violating human rights while carrying out their operation. Many Ugandans reportedly succumbed to death at the hands of the LDUs.

The all of last month, UPDF and Uganda Police Force instructors conducted various trainings that included; political education, civil policing, law and the role of media in military operations among others.


Today the new UPDF spokesperson Brig. Flavia Byekwaso has officially announced that the LDUs will be resuming working after successfully finishing their refresher course.

Byekwaso said the LDUs will again work with Police in taming crime but they will only operate at night.  The LDUs have been barred from enforcing COVID-19 guideline especially during day time.

The public has been urged to cooperate and support the forces while ensuring that every Ugandan is safe.

Official press statement