Court hears Kabaziguruka petition, sets ruling date


Kabaziguruka appearing in High Court on Friday

High Court judge Justice Patricia Basazze is set to rule on whether to block the trial of Nakawa Division MP Hon. Michael Kabaziguruka in the Military Court Martial.

Kabaziguruka who is currently on remand in Kigo Government prisons appeared in court on Friday to challenge his prosecution at the army court based in Makindye for trying to assassinate President Yoweri Museveni.

Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, opposition chief whip, Kira Municipality MP attended the hearing.

Court yesterday heard his petition challenging the constitutionality of the army court to try him over treason charges.

This follows a court order issued last week requiring Kigo prison officials to produce him in court when he failed to show up as expected.

After hearing from both Kabaziguruka’s lawyer Ladslaus Rwakafuzi and the state attorney for almost seven hours, Justice Patricia Basazze adjourned the case to September 16 when she will deliver her ruling.

Kabaziguruka was charged in the military court with treason along 22 other people including Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) officers before he was remanded.

During the hearing, Rwakafuuzi told court that his client (Kabaziguruka) is a civilian and therefore the army court has no mandate to try him since he has never served in the army.

Additionally, Rwakafuuzi said the charges brought against the MP were trumped up by the state because of his political affiliation.

He therefore asked the court to block the army court trial and issue a permanent injuction against any of such charges before the same court in future.


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