Wednesday May 7 2014

Military court sets May 12 to examine Ondoga’s sureties


The General Court Martial has set May 12 to examine three senior army officers who offered to stand surety for Brig Michael Ondoga, a former commander of the Uganda military contingent in Somalia.
Brig Ondoga is facing accusations of command and operational failures which prosecution says resulted in the death of UPDF soldiers in Somalia during operations against the al-Shabaab militants.
Brig Ondoga is also accused of causing the loss or theft of military supplies and hardware.

The three sureties, Brigadiers Hussein Addah, Yowasi Kiiza and David Wakaalo, were presented last week by Brig Ondoga through his lawyer for his bail application.

Ondoga hospitalised
They were slated to appear before the court martial chaired by Brig Moses Ddiba Ssentongo on Monday but the court did not convene.
Brig Ondoga, who was meant to appear before the court, has since been hospitalised at Bombo Military Hospital where he underwent an emergency surgery after he collapsed in military detention.

Brig Ondoga, who has been on remand since October last year, asked for bail to enable him access specialised treatment for his ill health.