This came after Richard Kamugisha the managing director of Matrich Holdings Limited, a company which deals in minerals petitioned Katumba to take disciplinary action against Kulayigye.
The army chief allegedly illegally arrested three of Kamugisha’s employees with 600 grammes of gold worth Shs70m, office equipment worth $20,000 and two vehicles yet to be recovered after a transaction involving a business lady identified as Brenda Murungi [niece to Kulayigye] and an unidentified Congolese gold dealer hit a snag.
In a June 18 complaint received by General Katumba, Kamugisha through his lawyers alleges that on June 17 [last Friday] Col Kulayigye in company of armed UPDF officers attacked his offices in Ntinda, a Kampala suburb without any legal justification and kidnapped the employees plus the property of the company.
Kulaigye and his the UPDF officer allegedly took 600 grammes of Gold the ransacked premises worth Shs70m, two vehicles and other office equipment worth $20,000.
He allegedly threatened to shoot Kamugisha’s employees if they did not give him money.
Speaking at NTV Fourth Estate on Sunday, Katumba said the army will investigate Kulayigye’s behaviour without fail.
“UPDF will investigate alleged involvement of Col Felix Kulayigye in gold theft,” Katumba said.
He added: “UPDF does not tolerate wrong doing and officers take individual responsibility for their behaviour.”