By Spy Uganda
Uganda president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has appointed Brig Gen Robert Freeman Mugabe as the new chairperson of the Makindye-based General Court Martial replacing Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti whose term of office expired on June 9, 2022.
Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti is headed for retirement at the end of the year.
In a July 12, 2022 statement, Museveni also appointed 24 other members of the Court Martial and renewed the contracts of four members who were under Gen Gutti.
The other members are; Col Joseph Ecelare Okalebo, Lt Col Sam Ntungura, Maj Angella Catherine Laker, Capt Lucy Nicole Etoroi, Capt Abdu Basajjabala, and Warrant Officer One, Oyar Boris Mark.
Those on reserve are; Brig Gen Ronald Solomon Bigirwa, Col Benard Tumwesigyire, Col David Emmanuel Muhanguzi, Col David Ociti Kidega, Lt Col Patrick Matovu, Lt Col Sebastian Bossa, Lt Col David Baguma, Maj Stephen Etumidde, Maj Cyprian Sande Magezi, Maj Jubilee Omax Denis, Capt Grace Mbabazi, Capt Christine Sayuni and Warrant Officer One Robert Nyarare.
Those maintained from the old team include; Col John Bizimana, who returns as the Secretary/Registrar to the Court, while Lt Col Raphael Mugisha and Capt Ambrose Guma have been maintained as Prosecutors and Maj Silas Kamanda Mutungi as Defence Counsel. Also maintained in his position is Col Richard Tukacungurwa as the Judge Advocate.