Profile: New Court Martial Chairman, Maj Gen Levi Karuhanga


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Gen Elly Tumwiine also served as the military court’s chairman.

Though a quiet man, Karuhanga is a known disciplinarian and perfectionist.

He comes at a time when the court is hearing serious cases of soldiers attempting to overrun two strategic high-value military barracks at Mbuya and Mubende.

Karuhanga is also expected to preside over the trial of several soldiers arrested in connection with a plot reportedly masterminded by exiled intelligence chief, Gen David Sejusa, to infiltrate Special Forces Command and recruit ex-servicemen with the view of overthrowing President Museveni.

A graduate of Defense College in Beijing, China, Karuhanga’s appointment takes immediate effect, according to a radio message to all army units by the Commander-in-chief of the armed forces, President Gen Yoweri Museveni.

Karuhanga joined the NRA bush war in 1981 and fought throughout the 5-year struggle that toppled the regimes of Milton Obote and the Okello Junta.

He would later command counter insurgency operations in Teso Sub-region and against the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

The General is also a celebrated war strategist, having studied from the prestigious China War College in China, Staff College Nigeria and attended several courses on wars in Kenya and Uganda.

Appointments Held

1990 to 1992: 4th Division Commander, Gulu

1994 Commanded a force in Liberia

1998 Deputy Commander 3rd Division

1997 trained with US forces at Kabamba Military Training School

2001 First Division Commander

2005 Division Headquarters Command, Kakiri-Divisional Commander

2007 AU Mission in Somalia Commander

2010 Appointed Reserve forces Commander-The reserve force has 100,000 men, most are soldiers who left active duty service; Mchaka graduates (para-military graduates) and retired Special Police Constables.


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