Dozens of soldiers of Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) have been killed in South Sudan carnage. But the Uganda government has declined to announce this sad news to the families, friends, soldiers, and all Ugandans at large for fear of reducing the moral of the soldiers fighting to save the South Sudan despots to stay in power.
The Members of Parliament of Uganda and the members of the general public have taken a firm stand against getting involved into president Museveni’s personal wars in East and Central Africa. Ugandans, more so, are not happy with Museven’s wars in South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Somalia which is costing valuable lives of Ugandan soldiers.
Uganda deployed over 3500 soldiers in South Sudan, especially in Juba, Bentiu, an important city and a provincial capital and Bor, but military sources tell us that over 50 of them have been killed by rebels fighting for liberation of their country from hands of a few tyrannies.
The embattled President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, who comes from the powerful ethnic group named Dinka, sacked his Vice President Riek Machar in July 2013, accusing him of organizing coups against his government. Machar, a member of the Nuer tribe (the second largest ethnic group after Dinka), in turn accused Kiir of trying to establish his dictatorial control over the entire country of South Sudan with the support of Uganda, US and Kenya.