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Court Martial sets November 8 for Kabaziguruka hearing

Makindye Court Martial
Makindye Court Martial

The General Court Martial at Makindye has set November 8, 2016  to commence hearing of a treachery case against jailed Nakawa Municipality MP Michael Kabaziguruka.

This after lead prosecutor Maj. Raphael Mugisha informed the 7-member court chaired  by Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti that investigations  are complete and he is ready to summon witnesses to testify against the accused.

Kabaziguruka with 25 other people including 22 UPDF officers are said to have contrived a plot to overthrow the government of Uganda by use of fire arms,  an offence the prosecution says was committed between  February and June this year in the districts of Kampala,  Wakiso and Luweero.

These are currently held on remand at Kigo government prison and Makindye Military police barracks respectively.

However Kabaziguruka has  since challenged this trial in the Court of Appeal and  refused to  plead to the charges on grounds that he is not a millitary officer to be tried by the Millitary court.

The youthful MP also applied for bail before the High Court Criminal division saying the General Court Martial does not grant bail to civilian suspects who appear before it.

His bail application seeking to release him from Kigo prison will come up for hearing on Thursday this week before Justice Yasin Nyanzi.

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