​Soldier in court for sleeping with wife of his boss

​Soldier in court for sleeping with wife of his boss
Hammer of justice.

An army officer with the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) could lose his job if a martial court finds him guilty of sleeping with the wife of his boss.

John Nuwagira is accused of having an affair with Annet Kobusingye, the alleged wife of his boss Lt Robert Turyahabwe, the Observer reported.

Nuwagira, a Lance Corporal, now faces dismissal from the force, if found guilty of ‘grazing’ in his senior’s plot.

It was reported that Nuwagira started having an elicit relationship with Kobusingye, in 2021, while Turyahabwe was away on official duties in Somalia.

The junior officer was then serving in Makenke in Mbarara District.

Nuwagira has denied these allegations while preferring to settle the matter out of court.

The UPDF law indicates the Lance Corporal faces dismissal with disgrace, if he is found guilty.

Nuwagira was arrested on March 8, 2022, shortly after Turyahabwe, accused him of disorganizing his family when he left Mbarara in 2019.

The said wife, Kobusingye, has, however, maintained that she has never been married to Turyahabwe, with the woman arguing that his alleged husband had never introduced her to his family or wedded her officially.