The General Court Martial in Makindye has resumed business after two months of not operating.
The Court business resumed minutes after the new Chairperson Brigadier General Freeman Robert Mugabe took office.
Mugabe who replaced Lt General Andrew Gutti whose annual term of office ended on June 9th, 2022, started by hearing five files including that of Lt Corporal Richard Kirya, Sargent Joseph Kapasi who is facing murder charges.
In the said cases, the Prosecutors led by Lt Lasto Mukhwana and Lt Col Raphael Mugisha said investigations were still ongoing while in some cases they were ready to start trying but none of the accused persons had lawyers, so the court couldn’t proceed to try them.
The Judge Advocate Tukacungurwa then guided Chairperson Mugabe on the next procedure which was to adjourn the cases to the various dates as asked by the Prosecutors which he did.
However, the Chairperson also canceled the bail given to one of the accused persons Gerald Abaasa, a bus guide in Kampala on grounds that he absconded from the trial.