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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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Petrol bomb trial of 32 NUP supporters flops again

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The hearing of the case in which 32 supporters of the National Unity Platform-NUP are accused of being in illegal possession of explosive devices has again failed to start at the General Court Martial in Makindye due to the absence of three suspects. The accused …

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SFC soldier sentenced to 33 years imprisonment for aggravated robbery

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Makindye based Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF General Court Martial has sentenced Private Sam Omeno from the Special Forces Command-SFC and Nathan Esia, a peasant to 33 years in jail for robbing Shillings 750,000. The General Court-Martial chaired by Lt. General Andrew Gutti convicted the …

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Petrol bomb trial of 32 NUP supporters flops

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The trial in which 32 supporters of the National Unity Platform are accused of being in illegal possession of explosive devices has failed to kick off today at the Uganda People’s Defense Forces General Court Martial in Makindye. The trial failed because two of …

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Court bailiff Kirunda petitions Court Martial over media coverage

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Renowned court bailiff Moses Kirunda, who is standing trial for murder before the General Court Martial wants the court to bar the media from covering his case. Kirunda, who is jointly charged with Major Nelson Kyatuuka for the murder of city businessman Magid Mugwanya, says …

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UPDF soldier, peasant convicted over aggravated robbery

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces General Court Martial in Makindye has convicted their own, Private Sam Omeno and a peasant Esia Nathan, over aggravated robbery of 750,000 shillings. Omeno attached to the Infantry of the Special Forces Command and Nathan, a resident of Kamuge in …

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Mother faints after Court Martial grants son bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A mother fainted out of joy on Tuesday afternoon after the Makindye based UPDF General Court-martial released her son on bail. Aminah Nakayenga had accompanied her husband Samuel Nukungu and her daughter, Irene Nalumansi to stand surety for her son, Joshua Ntege, a former …

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Court Martial orders mental examination of NUP supporter

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One of the 32 National Unity Platform-NUP supporters facing trial before the Makindye based UPDF General Court-martial for illegal possession of explosive devices is to undergo a mental examination. The General Court-martial chairperson, Lt. General Andrew Gutti ordered Muhydin Kakooza be subjected a mental examination …

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