Constitutional Court Stops Kabaziguruka Trial

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

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