Somalia and Uganda diplomatic relations at stake over arrest of soldiers

Uganda is considering review of its diplomatic ties with federal government of Somalia, source has confirmed to Radio Dalsan.

The source who declined to reveal his name because not authorized to speak to the media has told Radio Dalsan that Ugandan parliament is set to meet later this week to debate appropriate steps to be taken.

Kampala was angered by the recent arrest and humiliation of its soldiers serving under AMISOM in Mogadishu by the Somali police while selling military supplies together with other ten Somali citizens in Hodan district.

Five soldiers mostly Ugandans were detained on Sunday after tip-off from the members of the public.

Ugandan army spokesman Paddy Ankunda has said the soldiers will appear before military court back home to answer the charges.

AMISOM cord of conduct indicates that peacekeeping troops that violate the conduct will be charged in their own country of origin.

The diplomatic tensions between the two states comes just two weeks after Kampala new ambassador to Mogadishu Professor Sam Tulya presented his diplomatic credentials to President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

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