Gen Angina Witnesses Transition At Court Martial

case geneva; font-size: small;”>Brig Tolit, thumb who replaced Lt Gen Charles Angina, presided over one of the most controversial cases including one in which Brigadier Henry Tumukunde was charged with spreading harmful propaganda.

The case had taken almost a decade without being concluded. Tolit sentenced Tumukunde to severe reprimand.

Other prominent cases included the shooting of UPDF soldiers outside Mbuya Barracks by Private Okot Odoch, who was sentenced to 90 years in jail.

While handing over the office on Friday, Brigadier Tolit praised his team for being there for him whenever he needed their support.

In his term of office, Tolit said he was able to register a number of achievements which included the renovation of the court premises with the support of the Engineering department of UPDF.

He further noted that Court had acquired new furniture and other equipments.

Tolit advised his successor to make good use of all the members on the court committee without undermining any of them because of their low ranks.

“The Court Martial is the only place where junior officers can disagree with their seniors and are protected by the law,” he added.

Brigadier Ssentongo thanked Tolit for the work done to uplift the standards of the Court Martial.

He promised to work hand in hand with the court committee as one team so as to keep a smooth flow of work.

Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Lt Gen Charles Angina, who presided over the ceremony, praised Tolit for being a hard working man who “helped me in shaping my career when I was still in the intelligence arm of defence.”

This court was setup under the UPDF Act with the constitutional duty of trying all army officers and other personnel who commit offences using or in possession of guns and other ammunitions.

It has no limitation on jurisdiction since it tries any case committed from every part of the country by armed officers.

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