The constitutional court has issued an interim order halting the trial of Nakawa MP Michael Kabaziguruka in the General Court Martial until the final disposal -off of his petition he filed before constitutional court where he challenges the legality of the Gen court martial
All the 5 justices of this court led by the Deputy Justice Steven Kavuma agreed that its not in order to continue trying Kabaziguruka in the Court Martial yet he has a pending petition in a higher court over the same matter
In May this year the General Court Martial chaired by Lt Gen Andrew Gutti had threatened to arrest Kabaziguruka for failing to turn up in court for hearing of his case despite the fact that 3 constitutional court justices had given a ruling nullifying all constitutional court rulings issued by one judge.
On this, Justice Remmy Kasule issued an interim order as a single judge halting Kabaziguruka’s trial in the General Court Martial until his main application is disposed off
Kabaziguruka is currently on bail over the charges of aiding and abetting Treachery where he is jointly charged with 25 other people of allegedly aiding serving UPDF officers to contrive a plot to overthrow the government of Uganda.
It should be remembered that Kabaziguruka refused to take plea on the charges against him before the court martial on grounds that he is a civillian who can not be tried by an army court since it doesnot have jurisdiction