Thursday, May 19, 2016

New court-martial "head"

The Monitor reports:  Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Lt Gen Andrew Gutti as the new chairman of the General Court Martial, replacing the late Maj Gen Levi Karuhanga.

New Vision has some biographical information here.  Interestingly they report "he was decorated with the prestigious Legion of Merit medal of USA for exceptional meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements."

As The Monitor reports, he has been in court before.
Lt Gen Andrew Gutti to give evidence in the ongoing trial of former commander of the Ugandan peace keeping force in Mogadishu, Brig Michael Ondoga.
Brig Ondoga [wa]s charged with failing to brief his superiors while in the African Union offensive operations against the al-Shabaab Islamic militants in Somalia. He has been on remand since October 21, 2013, when he was first arraigned in the military court.

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