Court in Kampala has ordered for the production of jailed Nakawa Division Member of Parliament Michael Kabaziguruka for hearing of his petition challenging his trial in the army court.
Justice Patricia Basazze on Friday issued a warrant ordered Kigo Prisons officers to produce MP Kabaziguruka in court on August 26 for hearing of the petition where he is challenging being tried in the General Court Martial yet he is a civilian.
Kabaziguruka who was expected in court on Friday did not show up on grounds that Kigo Prisons was not served with production warrant.
Justice Basazze’s order came after Hon. Kabaziguruka’s lawyer Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi asked court to issue the production warrant.
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.
However, Kabaziguruka petitioned High court challenging his trial in the Makindye based court martial on grounds that he is a civilian and therefore, the military court has no jurisdiction to hear his case.