PUBLIC WARNED AGAINST WEARING GAZETTED MILITARY ATTIRE

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UPDF will continue to enforce its operations to discourage the use of military attire illegally.
Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso the UPDF spokesperson told UBC that the use of military uniform by civilians creates confusion among the public.
She urges those who want to use the attire to seek permission from the relevant authorities or join the army to be able to wear the attire.
This has coincided with the NUP offices attack,

Some days back, Security forces stormed the National Unity Platform- NUP offices in Kamwokya to reclaim what resembled military attire. It is believed that the use of military camouflaged attire by NUP members was being done illegally.

The UPDF Publicist, Brig Gen. Flavia Byekwaso, argues that the use of attire similar to gazzetted Military uniform by the public without authorization promotes confusion and depicts danger.

Anything tailored or manufactured to look like a Beret, Belts, Pips, and Boots, among others, regardless of color, is by law an offense.

Articles 164 and 169 of the UPDF and Penal code act respectively criminalize unlawful possession and use of military attire which is liable to imprisonment not exceeding seven years.
UPDF has in the past arrested individuals in possession of military attire, and of late, Mark Bugembe alias BuchaMan has surrendered Military look alike belongings.
Buchaman has on several occasions been spotted wearing UPDF attire, and his colleagues in army uniform were once spotted clobbering Rocky giant, a fellow musician, in a video that went viral on social media.

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