Court Martial Chair Gen. Gutti Frees Mbabazi Aide at Inaugural Session

Makindye General Court Martial’s newly appointed chairman Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti has set free former Amama Mbabazi’s aide Pt Emmy Katabazi who was in October 2015 Charged with absenting himself from work without official leave and conduct to prejudicial good order.

Katabazi has ever since been on remand at Makindye Military prison. Today, adiposity the UPDF soldier near imploded with excitement after the Lt Gen Gutti on his inaugural court session agreed to set him free.

This followed the request by state Prosecutor Lt. Ambrose Baguma that court releases Katabazi since the state had lost interest in this matter.

“We received instructions from the Director of Prosecutions in UPDF that proceedings against the accused person should not continue and that both his charges should be dropped, viagra sale ” said Baguma.

The court martial Chairman Gen Gutti however cautioned Katabazi from further criminal behavior, saying that he will be watched closely.

Upon being freed, Katabazi strolled out of the court house with a glowing face and was emotionally welcomed by family members and friends who had come to attend the session.

As a service officer, Katabazi declined to speak out about his experience in incarceration to the media, but said he was happy with the court’s decision.

Prosecution alleged that between 21st and 27th of May 2015, Katabazi when deployed at the ISO headquarters in Nakasero, without authority left the said place where his duties required him to be and went to diverse places in Jinja, Mbale, Soroti, Lira, Gulu, Arua and Yumbe districts.”

Military officials said this was “conduct prejudicial to the good order and disciple of UPDF.

It was further alleged by prosecution that “while in the diverse places without proper authorisation from the UPDF appropriate authorities,” Katabazi “made public speeches thereby contravening rule 2 (1) of Code of Conduct for the Defence Forces, which conduct is prejudicial to good order and discipline of the Defence Forces.”

Insiders said Katabazi was engaged in grassroots political mobilization campaigns for Mbabazi ahead of the former premier’s nomination as a presidential candidate. Serving soldiers are barred from participating in partisan politics.

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