Work at the General Court Martial will remain paralysed for a while following the death of its chairman, Maj Gen Levi Karuhanga who died yesterday after a short illness.
Karuhanga was first admitted to Nakasero hospital on March 18, allegedly suffering from stress-related problems and was later
flawn to India for treatment.
His demise means that the court cannot convene because the chairman has no deputy and none of the other 11 court members can legally chair court.
Speaking to KFM, the General Court Martial Spokesperson Capt Edward Birungi says at any single sitting, seven members form the quorum and the remaining four can be substitutes if any of the seven is absent.
He therefore says court business has to wait until another chairman is appointed by the president.
Some of the major pending cases include the one against the six former aides of Gen David Sejusa, who are accused of recruiting fellow UPDF soldiers to join the general in fighting the ruling NRM regime.
Another case involves 13 rebel suspects, including a woman, charged with attacking Kabamba military barracks allegedly to secure guns to overthrow the government.
Meanwhile the army says it is yet to receive a postmortem report. A night vigil is to be held tonight at the deceased’s home in Ntinda, while a requiem service is to be held at St Luke’s Church Ntinda before burial to take place in Bushenyi on Sunday.