The Makindye based Court Martial Chairman Maj. Gen Levi Karuhanga is dead.
The 60-year-old Karuhanga was reportedly rushed to Nakasero hospital with abdominal complications and he had since been in critical condition.
The Army spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda confirmed the development.
“So sad, Gen Levi Karuhanga has passed on,” Mr Ankunda said in a tweet.
Karuhanga had just returned from India where he had an operation.
At the time of his death, Karuhanga was presiding over the trial of former intelligence chief Gen. David Sejusa.
In March this year, the General Court Martial suspended business after Karuhanga was admitted at Nakasero Hospital for sickness which the army then said it was not aware of.
The spokesperson of the Military Police, Capt Edward Birungi, who also doubles as the court’s spokesperson, said the court would not sit until the chairman gets well.
However, his demise leaves several cases including the trial of Gen Sejusa in balance.
Who is Gen Levi Karuhanga
He was born in Bushenyi District in the Western Region of Uganda on 24 February 1956. He studied at Nyamitoma, Bweranyangi, and Mwengura Primary Schools. He then joined Mbarara High School, from where he moved to Nairobi, Kenya, where he graduated with a diploma in international studies.
He joined the Ugandan Bush War around 1981 in Luweero District. His recruitment number is RO/057, the 57th recruit of the then new rebel force. He fought throughout the war until the National Resistance Army captured power in 1986. Over the past 25 years, he has undergone military training including the following courses:
Strategic Military Studies at the Egyptian Military Academy in Cairo; Military Course at the China War College; Military Course at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Nigeria; National Strategic Studies course from National Defence College, Kenya, from July 2006 until June 2007 and Other military courses at military schools in Kenya and Uganda.
Karuhanga has served in a number of assignments in the UPDF, including in the following positions; Brigade commander in the UPDF 4th Division, between 1990 and 1992. Member of the UPDF Contingent and second in command of United Nations forces in Liberia, in 1994, deputy Commander of the 3rd UPDF Division, in 1998. 3rd Division commanding officer in 2001, first Division commanding officer from 2005 until 2007. In 2007, Karuhanga was appointed as the first commander of the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM), serving in that capacity until 2008. In 2010, he was appointed commanding officer of the UPDF Reserve Force, serving there until June 2014, when he was given his current assignment.