By Ruth Anderah
Former defense counsel at Makindye General Court martial Major Ronald Iduuli has vowed to drag the government to court over unlawful discharge from the army.
According to the intention to sue letter dated 27th February 2017 received by both the Attorney General’s chambers and office of the CDF on the same date Maj. Iduuli had served the army for 18years with no bad records.
Maj. Iduuli is seeking a compensation of 1.2 billion shillings as damages he has suffered from the acts of top army bosses who illegally dismissed him from the position of defense counsel at GCM as well as forceful retirement from the army without his knowledge.
Iduuli says that the two processes violated the constitution whereby his dismissal from the office of defense counsel without any instrument from the president (Commander in chief) who appointed him undermined Article 98 (1) of constitution.
He added that his forceful retirement also contravenes with sec 20 (3) (f) of the UPDF Act which mandates only commissions board with powers to retire officers who have applied for it but for his case he had never applied.
It’s on this background that the victim has based on to seek for compensation and failure of this he is to drag the institution in court.