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Brig Igumba Misses Court; Ruling Date Set

Major Ronald Iduuli is suing the UPDF for forceful retirement

Brigadier George Igumba , order the Chief of Personnel and Administration of the UPDF who was yesterday  expected before High Court judge Justice Oumo Oguli for cross examination, site was a no show.

The brigadier was scheduled to be cross examined by defense on his affidavit in the case where Major Ronald Iduuli, a former Defense counsel at Makindye General Court Martial accuses his bosses of forceful retirement from the army.

Last week witness summons were issued to Brig Igumba requiring him to attend court on 29th May 2017, but he instead wrote back saying he was away on official duties, requesting an adjournment to  29th or 30th June when he will be available.

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In court on Monday, the other respondents, the Attorney General, Major General JB Musanyufu and Colonel Gordard Busingye were represented by Kyampiire Genevive and Lt Achilles Bwete while the applicant Retired Major Ronald was represented by counsel Noel Nuwe.

Justice Oguli adjourned the matter to Friday when she will rule on the objections filed in court by both the applicants and respondents in this case

The respondent (Iduuli) wants court to strike off record the affidavit in reply deponed by Brig Igumba on grounds that it was filed after the expiry of the mandatory 15 days period required for the respondent to reply after being served.

Iduuli also argues that Brig Igumba was not among the people sued and he didn’t produce proof that he had been instructed by one of the respondents.

The respondents on the other hand argue that Iduuli’s petition had to be filed to the constitutional court for legal interpretation not High court.

In the main application before Court, Major Iduli is seeking compensation of up to Shs.1.2 billion for being forcefully pushed out of office and from the army without his knowledge.

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