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Supreme Court halts implementation of orders in Kabaziguruka’s case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court has stopped the implementation of orders of the Constitutional Court which among others, barred civilians from being prosecuted before the General Court Martial. The Constitutional Court had ordered that the files for all civilians facing trial before the General Court Martial be transferred …

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Kabaziguruka, NUP welcome ruling against General Court Martial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Michael Kabaziguruka, the former MP for Nakawa Division has welcomed the decision by the Constitutional Court that held that the General Court Martial has no power to try civilians. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, Kabaziguruka who in 2016 challenged the constitutionality of the General Court …

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Court Martial suspends operations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces General Court Martial has suspended its operations. The decision is in line with the new COVID-19 preventive measures announced by President Yoweri Museveni last week to contain the second wave of the pandemic which has seen a spike in …

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Museveni yet to instruct the Court Martial to drop Kayihura charges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The General Court Martial has not yet received formal instructions from President Yoweri Museveni to drop criminal charges against the former Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura, Uganda Radio Network has learnt. This comes about five months after Museveni promised that he was going to talk …

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Businessman remanded over illegal possession of a bullet

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The General Court Martial in Makindye has remanded 34 year old city businessman Francis Bruno Bazibu to Kitalya government prison on one offense of illegal  possession of a bullet. Bazibu was on Thursday arraigned before court presided over by Lt General Andrew Gutti who read …

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Former MP Kipoi re-arrested in Botswana

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The former Bubulo West Member of Parliament, Tonny Nsubuga Kipoi has been re-arrested in Botswana, a month after being acquitted of treason charges in Uganda. A story in The Monitor Newspaper of Botswana indicates that Kipoi is locked up at Urban Police Station Gaborone following …

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Constitutional Court extends order halting Kabaziguruka’s trial

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Constitutional Court has extended its interim order restraining the General Court Martial in Makindye from hearing the treason case against Nakawa Division legislator, Michael Kabaziguruka. The five member panel of the Constitutional Court Judges extended the orders on Thursday following a request by …

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Army court to allow Gen Kayihura bury mother

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The General Court Martial registrar, Maj John Bizimana has said the army court will grant permission to former Inspector General of Police, Gen Edward Kale Kayihura to attend his mother’s burial. However, Maj Bizimana said they were yet to receive any request from Gen …

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Soldier remanded for killing airforce commander

Bushenyi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The General Court Martial has remanded Lance Corporal Max Omutojo for murder. Omutojo is alleged to have killed Major Sulaiman Wafula, the former Uganda People’s Defense Air Force Officer in-charge of garrison in Nakasongola air force wing. Omutojo a sector commander in the Air …

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Former MP Tonny Kipoi loses petition to stop army court trial

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A petition filed by former Bubulo West Member of Parliament Tonny Kipoi, to challenge the trial of civilians in the General Court Martial has been dismissed by the Constitutional Court.   Kipoi had run to the courts to challenge section 119 of the UPDF Act, which …

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