By Najibu Mulema
Nakawa MP Micheal Kabaziguruka has petitioned the Constitutional Court seeking to declare the General Court Martial and other military courts unconstitutionally established.
Kabaziguruka who is facing treason charges in the army court in Makindye says these courts are merely tribunals set up to discipline errant military officials but are not courts of law within domains of the constitution.
Through his lawyers of Lukwago and company advocates, Kabaziguruka also wants powers of the military courts to be chopped and limited to only disciplining soldiers rather than charging them and civilians with other offences.
He also wants the constitutional court to order for his discharge and that of other persons whom he says are wrongly tried in the army court.
Kabaziguruka was arrested on 8 June, 2016 and charged before the general court martial in Makindye with treason and offences related to security which the prosecution says he committed with other other UPDF soldiers. He was remanded to Kigo government prison only to be released on bail last month.