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BRIG. MUGABE REPLACES GUTTI AS GENERAL COURT-MARTIAL CHAIRPERSON

By Our Reporter

KAMPALA: President Museveni who is also the commander in chief of the armed forces has appointed Brig Robert Freeman Mugabe as the new chairman of the General Court Martial to replace Lt Gen Andrew Gutti.

Brig Mugabe is the Adjutant General at the Land Forces  headquarters in Bombo, a position he took over in November 2020.

On the reserve team are  Col Emmanuel David Muhanguzi ,Col David Ociiti Kidega,Lt Col Patrick Matovu , Lt Col Sabasitiano Bbosa , Lt Col David Baguma ,Maj Stephen Etumidde ,Maj Cyprian Sande Magezi ,Maj Jubilee Omax Denis ,Capt Grace Mbabazi and Capt Christine Sayuni  whereas  Lt Col Raphael Mugisha and  Capt Ambrose Guma have been retained as army court prosecutors.

The president also retained  Lt Col John Bizimana  as the court’s secretary and  Maj Kamanda Mutungi as the defence council.

Lt Gen Gutti was in May 2016 appointed as the army court chairman to replace the late Maj Gen Levi Karuhanga who died earlier that month.

He has since then been reappointed in the same position five times by the president.

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Lt Gen however still remains the commandant of the  Senior Command and Staff College (SCSC), Kimaka in Jinja City.

He is however among the list of generals and senior UPDF officers set for   retirement in the forthcoming retirement exercise by the army.

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