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The Court-Martial is a legal court – Brig-Gen Felix Kulayigye

Brig Gen Felix Kulayigye (Courtesy Photo)

The Political Commissar of the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF), Brigadier General Felix Kulayigye has defended the Government’s decision to arraign civilians in a military court saying it is a legal court.

This comes after a number of people have condemned the Government and security forces for arraigning civilians in the army-led court-martial instead being tried civilian courts.

Brig Gen Felix Kulayigye said that the Court Martial is a legal court in the country and operates under the Judicial Service Commission and is therefore eligible to try anybody brought before it.

He went on to advise the National Unity Platform (NUP) to focus on defending their colleagues that are incarcerated irrespective of which court they are tried in.

“Nkunyingi referred to their colleagues being tried in the Court Martial. The Court-Martial is a legal court. My only advice to NUP is for them to continue defending their colleagues.”

Felix Kulaigye, Political Commissar of the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF)

far the nation has coKulayigye also called on to the members of the opposition in the country not to forget the country’s history and has come.

He added that the members of the opposition and the young generation should also reject the mistakes that the NRM has made but build on the achievements that they have attained since they attained power in 1986.

“For goodness sake, reject the mistakes we have made but build on the achievements we have made as a young generation.”

Felix Kulaigye, Political Commissar of the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF)

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