Friday, 8 July 2016
Ugandan Army Members Convicted Of Treason
Six aides to Gen David Sejusa, the former coordinator of intelligence services, were yesterday afternoon found guilty of offenses related to plotting to overthrow President Museveni's government.
The six who were found guilty by the General Court Martial sitting in Makindye include Corporal Grace Nasasira, Corporal Geoffrey Karuhanga, Private Frank Ninsiima, James Karuhanga Nayebare, Moses Kakarugahi Nuwagaba and Abel Twinamtsiko
Treason, a charge which they have been found guilty of attracts a maximum penalty of death. The seven-member panel led by chairman of the General Court Martial Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti deferred the sentencing of the convicts until July 18.
The court in its verdict relied on evidence showing that the convicts conducted meetings at Sekanyonyi trading centre in Mityana district and asked several soldiers to join their team on the instructions of Gen Sejusa and former presidential candidate Gen Benon Biraaro.
The evidence showed that the recruited forces were to contrive a plot to overthrow the government on grounds that they had gathered intelligence information that President Yoweri Museveni had intentions of making his son Maj. Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba the next president of Uganda.