By Our Reporter
The Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence Chief, Maj. Gen. Abel Kandiho has spoken out on financial sanctions slapped on him by the US government.
In a brief press statement today 8th December 2021, Kandiho says he is not bothered about the US financial sanctions since he is not a businessman adding that he has no business with the USA.
“I’m not bothered by the so called sanctions. I have no business with the USA, am concentrating on my work,” Kandiho said.
The CMI boss vowed not to be diverted from his job especially now that there are threats within the region.
“The threats we have in the region need more concentration. I will not allow to be diverted,” he added.
The news of Kandiho’s financial sanction by the US came to the limelight yesterday after the UPDF Spokesperson confirmed the action by the US government.
Kandiho who becomes the second UPDF General after General Kale Kayihura argues that the sanction is political and therefore cannot affect him.
“It (sanction) is political and I am not a politician,” he said.
It is not yet clear why the US has issued sanctions against Kandiho but sources in security noted it could have been partly because of his high handedness and violations of human rights.
By press time it was not yet clear what the sanctions meant but sources privy said, his accounts would be frozen and that he would be barred from travelling to the US or engaging in any financial dealing with US citizens and companies.