Mbadi tasked the Special Investigations Branch-SIB, which investigates most of the case files that come to Court Martial after the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence to conduct expeditious investigations to avoid a backlog.
The Court has however indicated that it has deducted the time Manzi has spent on remand and effective today, he will spend two months and 25 days in prison on both offenses and the punishment will run concurrently.
Agasirwe who was charged of kidnapping and illegally repatriating Rwandan refugees to the country they fled from, has been released 'coincidentally' at the time when the Rwandan Government has today fully opened it's land borders with Uganda following the closure way back in 2019.
Omeno, who was attached to the infantry of the Special Forces Command and Esia were convicted for robbing Deo Opedes of Shillings 750,000 on October 17th, 2021 at Manga village in Manga Parish in Kamuge sub-county in Bukedea district.
The lawyers representing suspects Abdullah Kiwanuka and George Musisi informed Court that they had not been served with the evidence the Prosecutors want to rely on for trial. Court has also heard that the Defense lawyers had express instructions to proceed with hearing of the case in the absence of the two other suspects.
Omeno attached to the Infantry of the Special Forces Command and Nathan, a resident of Kamuge in Bukedea District were today convicted by the Court Presided over by Lt. General Andrew Gutti following their own plea of guilty.
Shortly after the adjournment, Kakooza rose up against his arm and started complaining loudly that they are living under poor conditions at Kitalya Min Max prison where they sleep in "Bigaali”, (wheelbarrows). He also claimed on top of his voice that they are being persecuted because of their political beliefs and do not have any case whatsoever.
The group from Mityana, Kasanda Wakiso, and Kampala districts were on Monday arraigned before the seven-member panel of the Court Martial officers led by Lt General Andrew Gutti who read to them one count of treachery and four counts of murder and two others for aggravated robbery.
According to the prosecution, on June 12th 2021 along Nakyesa- Kayunga road in Kayunga District, the two were accused of having Uganda People's Defense Forces -UPDF camouflage uniforms which are gazetted defence stores.
Court heard that the accused together with others still at large while in Fort portal tourism city at around 4 pm on September 2, 2021, kidnapped Japheth Kabagambe Ahebwa with intentions of murdering him.
Court heard that Kirunda and Kyatuuka -a UPDF officer who is attached to the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence -CMI and others still at large caused the unlawful death of Mugwanya on July 14th 2021 in Kitanzi Zone, Kampala District. Mugwanya who had parked his car on the roadside saw a woman crying for help as she was being dragged by three men into a waiting car at night. He got out to help and the accused persons shot him even after he identified himself.
Lt Col. John Bizimana, the Registrar of the General Court-martial, says that unlike the past lockdown when they continued working, this time around they have started to halt their operations but will remain on standby in case any new matter comes up.
Following the President's promise, a group of 850 youths from Kisoro Development Network led by Michael Niyonsaba, two weeks after the January 14th 2021 elections petitioned the Court Martial Chairperson Lt General Andrew Gutti inquiring about Museveni’s promise to speak to military prosecutors to drop Kayihura'a charges.
It is alleged that on December 23, 2019, while at Namasuba Entebbe Road in Wakiso District Elepu was found in unlawful possession of the Uganda People's Defense Forces Veterans' Nominal Roll. The Nominal Roll is a document in form of a list with names and personal details of soldiers/ Veterans who have been scheduled for payment.