The Internal Security Organisation (ISO) has fired about 45 spy chiefs and reshuffled several top others at all border points in what is seen as efforts to curb the increasing threat of terror and rebel activities.
Highly placed military sources told this website that the spies were moved in mid-October for reportedly not doing their duty of feeding the top army leadership with information on what is perceived as planned security threats occasioned by the arrest of several individuals reportedly planning to destabilise the country.
This website has learnt that the sacked were involved in operations in which they swindled billions of shillings.
ISO boss Col Kaka Bagyenda has confirmed the sacking and shake up but insisted that it is a normal transfer.
However, military sources that spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed that some spies in border towns were fired while others were moved to internal towns for misappropriating operating money that is in billions.
There are more than 30 border points which Uganda shares with the neighbouring countries.
There are eight border points on the DR Congo side, 10 on the Ugandan border, five on the Rwandan side, six with South Sudan and four points shared with Tanzania.
Meanwhile, three directors, two regional internal security officers and two district internal security officers have also been suspended under unclear circumstances.
The director of Technical services, Mr Charles Oluka, the director of Economic Monitoring, Mr Charles Ndawula, and Mr Joseph Aliganyira, the director of Political Affairs, have also been suspended.
Others are Habasa and another only identified as Kakuru.