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Gutti’s Court Martial contract expires

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Business has stalled in the Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF General court-martial at Makindye following the expiry of the contracts of the court officials. The contracts of the 29 General court-martial officials led by their chairperson, Lt. General Andrew Gutti expired on June 9th, 2022. …

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Court Martial drops charges against businessman Buchanan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Military prosecutors have dropped charges of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition against city businessman Sam Buchanan. Captain Ambroz Guma tendered a letter before the seven-member panel of the General Court Martial chaired by Lt General Andrew Gutti on Tuesday indicating that the state was …

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UPDF soldier, five others remanded over robbery of UGX100M

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Uganda People’s Defense Forces soldier has been remanded to Makindye military police barracks on charges of robbing 100 million shillings from Shafik Bukenya, a businessman dealing in gold. Lance Corporal Eric Tumwine Bizimungu, also known as John attached to the 3rd Battalion was on …

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Court Martial sentences soldier to 30 years for murder

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) 5th Division Infantry Court Martial has sentenced one of their own to a thirty years jail term, for killing a civilian in Madi Opei town council, Lamwo district early this year. Private Ronald Odera who was attached to the …

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Hearing of petrol bomb suspects bail application flops

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The court chaired by Lt General Andrew Gutti on Monday failed to proceed with the bail hearing of petrol bomb suspects after one of the sureties, Busujju County Member of Parliament Lukyamuzi David Kalwanga, failed to name all the accused persons off his head. The …

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UPDF soldier convicted of failure to protect war materials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces General Court Martial in Makindye has convicted their own, Private Dennis Tumukunde of failure to protect war materials. Tumukunde was on Tuesday convicted by the court presided over by Lt. General Andrew Gutti. Tumukunde was in November 2018, arraigned before …

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Mityana police officers killed following false complaint

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The General Court Martial in Kampala has heard that the two police officers who were killed in Mityana district last year, were tricked into pursuing suspected robbers on the basis of a false complaint. 19 suspects, believed to be members of the Uganda National Coalition, …

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NUP supporter gets eight months jail term for contempt of court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces General-UPDF Court Martial has sentenced Muhydin Kakooza, a supporter of the National Unity Platform party to eight months in jail for contempt of court. The court chairperson Lt. General Andrew Gutti found Kakooza guilty of contempt of court by exhibiting what …

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Court Martial finally grants bail to policeman Agasirwe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The General Court Martial in Makindye has finally granted bail to former Commandant of the Special Investigations Unit of Police Nixon Agasirwe  who has been on remand for more than four years on charges related to abducting and repatriation of Rwandan refugees. The General …

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