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Uganda: Soldiers jailed over attempting Failed Museveni coup

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The General Court Martial at Makindye in Kampala has sentenced Lt. Augustine Moro and Pvt. Kenneth Kalokweta to a period of 15 years in jail for masterminding an attack on Mbuya military barracks in 2013.

This follows Tuesday’s unanimous ruling of the 7 member panel chaired by Lt. Andrew Gutti, prosecution led by Maj Raphael Mugisha proved the case against Lt. Augustine Moro and Private. Kenneth Kalokwera that found guilty of offences relating to security.

The Makindye-based military court this morning sentenced them to 15 years in jail, “The offences against which these two were convicted are grave in nature and have become rampant. This court therefore sentences both of the convicts to 15years in prison,”  Lt. Andrew Gutti, ruled.

Earlier in the trial, it was alleged that Lt Moro and Pte Okello and others at Kataza on the Railway Line in Nakawa without authority gave out confidential information regarding the location of weapons in the barracks to people not entitled to receive it.

Prosecution witnesses earlier testified that upon arrest, Lt Moro confessed to the arresting officers that the aborted attack sought to acquire guns to overthrow the government.

Lt Col Moses Kiwanuka, the former commander of Mbuya Army Barracks, testified that gunshots rang out at the army headquarters on the fateful day.

He testified that he found Lt Moro at the scene lying alongside a dead body in an army uniform that had contrasting pips of a Colonel and Lieutenant.

“We heard gunshots and upon patrolling the barracks, we found one of the suspects; Lt Moro lying with a dead body in an army uniform. Lt Moro then got up and he was (dressed) in plain army green with one peep of Lieutenant on one side and another side a Colonel peep. I told the investigations officer to bring him to my office and upon interviewing he confessed,” said Lt Col Moses Kiwanuka, the former commander of Mbuya Army Barracks who is currently attached to Operation Wealth Creation.

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