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15 suspects remanded on treason charges

Gulu , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Fourth Division Court Martial has remanded a total of 15 suspects to Gulu Central Prison for alleged treason. The suspects have been identified as Collins Lincoln Ongei, Frank Cajetan Onentho, Richard Obonyo, Fred Ocan, Bernard Okello, Steve Jakisa and Alex Komakech. Others are …

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35 jailed NUP supporters apply for bail the fourth time

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The 35 supporters of National Unity Platform -NUP who are currently facing trial in the General Court Martial have applied for bail for the fourth time since they were arrested about four months ago. The supporters are:  Ali Bukeni alias Nubian Li, Edward Ssebuufu alias …

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Court Martial convicts 19 Karimojong rustlers

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UPDF 3rd Division Court Martial sitting in Moroto has handed various sentences to 19 Karimojong rustlers who were arrested from Atedeoi government primary school. The rustlers were sentenced for illegal possession of a firearm. Prosecution led by Lt. Hamza Hirya told the court that …

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Court martial sentences armed K’jong robber to 35 years

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces -UPDF Court Martial sitting in Moroto 3rd  division headquarters on Wednesday sentenced a Karimojong burglar to 35 years imprisonment. Mariko Chegem, 25-years-old resident of Kadilakan village in Lomario parish, Rupa sub County in Moroto district was sentenced after he was …

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Court Martial boss writes to CDF over Kayihura

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The General Court Martial chair Lt. General Andrew Gutti has written to the Chief of Defense Forces-CDF inquiring about President Yoweri Museveni’s promise to have the charges against the former police chief, Gen. Edward Kale Kayihura dropped. Gutti was prompted to write to Gen. David …

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Court Martial grants bail to 13 NUP supporters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The General Court Martial in Makindye has granted bail to 13 supporters of National Unity Platform who were arrested from Kalangala district. The group currently facing charges of illegal possession of ammunition has been released by a seven member panel led by Lt General Andrew …

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UPDF soldier jailed for 101 years over murder

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Second Division Court Martial in Rubirizi district has sentenced a Uganda People’s Defense Forces -UPDF soldier to 101 years in jail for murder. According to the prosecution led by Lt. James Omondi, Private Bobson Amutuheirize attached to the 27th battalion in Rubirizi district shot …

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