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Kazini judgement for April 7

By Vision Reporter

Added 27th March 2009 03:00 AM

THE General Court Martial will pass judgement against the former army commander, Maj. Gen. James Kazini, on April 7.

THE General Court Martial will pass judgement against the former army commander, Maj. Gen. James Kazini, on April 7.

By Charels Ariko

THE General Court Martial will pass judgement against the former army commander, Maj. Gen. James Kazini, on April 7.

Sources yesterday said Lt. Gen. Ivan Koreta will lead a panel of seven UPDF officers that will simultaneously pass a ruling on whether Kazini is guilty or not and also pass judgment.

The judgment is about a case where Kazini is accused of disobeying President Yoweri Museveni’s orders as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.

According to prosecution, Kazini committed the offence between 2002 and 2003. One of the directives that Kazini is alleged to have disobeyed is that of March, 5, 2002 against the transfer of soldiers in large numbers.

The former army commander argued that there were conflicting directives from the President at the time in relation to the transfer of soldiers.

Kazini and his lawyer, Kenneth Kakuru, attended Wednesday’s closed session in Makindye, a Kampala suburb. “The case is over. We are now going to wait,” a smiling Kakuru said as he left the court premises.

On March 27, 2008, Kazini was sentenced to three years imprisonment for causing financial loss of over sh60m.

He petitioned the Constitutional Court that is yet to hear his petition. The April 7 case is among a string of others that Kazini is still facing in the army court.

Kazini judgement for April 7

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