Court martial suspends sessions after boss falls ill

Halt. According to a spokesperson, the court will not sit until its chairman gets well or if the President appoints a replacement.

Sunday March 27 2016

Maj Gen Levi Karuhanga

Maj Gen Levi Karuhanga 

By Risdel Kasasira

Kampala- The General Court Martial has suspended business after its chairman, Maj Gen Levi Karuhanga, was this week admitted at Nakasero Hospital for sickness which the army yesterday said it was not aware of.

The spokesperson of the Military Police, Capt Edward Birungi, who also doubles as the court’s spokesperson, confirmed yesterday that the court will not sit until the chairman gets well.

“Court business will be at halt until he comes back or until when the President appoints a new one. But the information I have is that he is getting better,” Capt Birungi said.
Gen Karuhanga, according to Capt Birungi, visited Nakasero Hospital on a routine medical check-up but was later admitted.

“The officers have routine medical check-ups but on the doctors’ advice he was told to remain in the hospital until he gets well,” the court spokesperson said.
According to Capt Birungi, the court martial sits from Tuesday to Friday every week and handles at least six cases on every sitting.

Gen David Sejusa is supposed to appear before the court martial on Thursday next week before he applies for bail in the High Court on April 1 for mention but court may not sit.
The court martial proceedings on Gen Sejusa’s trial were suspended by the High Court on March 18, but the general was again sent on remand for two weeks which end on Thursday.
Maj Gen Karuhanga was appointed the chairman of the military court to replace Brig Diiba Sentongo in 2014.