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Gen. Kyaligonza Fails to Show Up For Second Time

On Monday, Kyaligonza’s lawyer, Caleb Alaka of Alaka told the Mukono Chief Magistrate, Juliet Hatanga that their client couldn’t appear due to similar proceedings in the Military General Court Martial.
Sgt Esther Namaganda and her lawyer leaving the Court Premises.

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Retired Maj. Gen. Matayo Kyaligonza was no show at the Mukono Chief Magistrate’s court on Monday where he was expected to plead to the charges of assaulting a female traffic officer.

This is the second time Kyaligonza, who serves as Uganda’s Ambassador to Burundi has failed to turn up at the court. 

At the beginning of this month, Mukono Chief’s Magistrate’s court summoned Gen. Kyaligonza alongside his UPDF bodyguards Corporal Peter Busindiche and Private John Okurut to appear on April 10 for assaulting and causing bodily harm to Sergeant Esther Namaganda, a female traffic officer.

His lawyer told court that Gen. Kyaligonza wasn’t in the country by the time they were served. 

On Monday, Kyaligonza’s lawyer, Caleb Alaka of Alaka told the Mukono Chief Magistrate, Juliet Hatanga that their client couldn’t appear due to similar proceedings in the Military General Court Martial.

 

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The Magistrate denied a plea by the State prosecutor Rachael Namutebi who represented the Mukono Senior Residents State Attorney to court to issue an arrest warrant for the General.  

She adjourned the matter to May 20, saying court lacks information on what is happening in the General Court Martial. 

However, the complainant’s lawyer, Michael Kaboneka of Timothy and Micheal Company Advocates accused the defense of playing delaying tactics.

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