Tuesday, 22 July 2014

General Court Martial sitts in Kasese

By Samuel
The General Court Martial sitting in Kasese today has adjourned until 5th August. 2014, the 53 July 5th suspected attackers on Government installations, and civilians in Kasese District.
The Court session was presided over by the General Court Martial chairperson Maj. Gen. Levi Karuhanga at the Rwenzori square in Kasese Town.
Prosecution alleges that the 53 suspects, while in Bigando village in Kitswamba Sub-county and at the weighbridge near KCCL on Mbarara-Kasese highway, killed twelve and one person respectively.

It’s also alleged that the suspects in their attack on Police road block at KCCL took off with unspecified ammunitions contrary to section 119 sub-section one of the UPDF act No.7 of 2005.  

Prosecution preffered charges of Murder and attempted murder against the suspects.
Also sent on remand are seven officials from the Rwenzururu Kingdom who include the Prime Minister Rt. Hon Noah Nzaghale, the Kingdom Spokes Person Joshua Baluku and the Minister for Native administration Hon. Yolam Mulima for allegedly inciting the ethnic Violence.
Court did not allow the Civilian Lawyers to represent their clients on grounds that they had not submitted their applications forms to the Court Registrar.

However, Government had hired advocates for the suspects who will work together with Sibendire and Tayebwa Company Advocate and Masereka chans.