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Army court sets Kazini ruling for Oct 16

By Vision Reporter

Added 23rd September 2008 03:00 AM

FORMER Army Commander Maj. Gen. James Kazini yesterday insisted that he did not disobey the orders of the Commander-in-Chief during his tenure of office.

FORMER Army Commander Maj. Gen. James Kazini yesterday insisted that he did not disobey the orders of the Commander-in-Chief during his tenure of office.

By Charles Ariko

FORMER Army Commander Maj. Gen. James Kazini yesterday insisted that he did not disobey the orders of the Commander-in-Chief during his tenure of office.

This was contained in written submissions his lawyer, Kenneth Kakuru, presented to the General Court Martial yesterday.

The submissions were presented to a panel that was chaired by Lt. Gen. Ivan Koreta. The session was held in camera.
The contents of the submissions were not readily available but Kakuru said: “We have given them our submissions. The court will now have to sit and give a ruling.”

Kakuru added that his client would appear in court on October 16 when the ruling is expected to be delivered.

According to the prosecution, Kazini disobeyed President Yoweri Museveni’s directives between June 2002 and June 2003. The President’s directive of March 05, 2002 was reportedly against the transfer of soldiers.

Kazini is facing a string of other offences before the Court Martial, including causing a financial loss to the government and creating ghost soldiers on the UPDF payroll.

On March 27, Kazini was convicted of causing financial loss of over sh61m to the government.

He has appealed against the sentence and the Constitutional Court is yet to hear the case and make a ruling.

Army court sets Kazini ruling for Oct 16

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