The Ugandan government on Monday (September 16th) suspended 24 soldiers serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for allegedly selling on the black market food and fuel meant for the Ugandan troops.
Commander of the Ugandan contingent Brigadier Michael Ondoga was among those recalled by President Yoweri Museveni, who also cancelled Ondoga's new appointment as military attaché to Nairobi, Uganda's Daily Monitor reported.
Ugandan troops deployed as peacekeepers in Somalia were often eating only one meal a day because of the alleged scam, an investigation by the paper revealed in June.
The recalled soldiers are expected to return to Uganda on Tuesday, and could face court martial.
"Their conduct is the subject of investigations," Ugandan defence spokesman Paddy Ankunda told AFP. "If enough evidence is gathered the officers will be taken to court."