Kabaziguruka Survives the Wrath of Court Martial As Constitutional Court Blocks the Case
The Nakawa Municipality MP, Michael Kabaziguruka has survived facing the wrath of Court Martial’s Gen. Gutti after constitutional court issued an interim order halting the trial.
This comes on the heel of Kabaziguruka’s application which he filed last year challenging the court martial’s jurisdictions trying him yet he is a civilian.
The constitutional court presided over by Justice Remmy Kasule suspended the trial which was scheduled to commence on January 19 before the seven members of court martial until the 31stJanuary 2017.
The said order has been issued in the presence of Jane Francis Nafuma who represented the Attorney General and Medard Lubega Ssegona, Kabaziguruka’s advocate.
The state alleges that Kabaziguruka connived with serving army officers to contrive a plot to overthrow the Government of Uganda between February and June last year.
He spent several months on remand at Kigo prison until October last year when he was granted bail by the High court.
He then petitioned the Constitutional court calling for dissolution of the General Court Martial on grounds that it is unlawfully established and has no powers to either try civilians or UPDF officers as its jurisdiction is limited to instilling discipline in errant soldiers.
In the petition Kabaziguruka also seeks for orders discharging him and any other persons facing trial before the court which he terms as an administrative tribunal.