President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has reappointed Lt. Gen. Andrew Oguti as the head of the UPDF general Court Martial.
In a tweet made by the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) Brigadier Richard Kalemire, congratulated the appointed officer.
“Congratulations to Lt Gen Andrew Gutii and team for being reappointed by the High Command to the UPDF General Court Martial.” He tweeted.
Lt. Gen. Ogutti is likely to head the team that will handle former Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura’s trial which is yet to start once the investigations are done.
Who is Ogutti?
Ogutti was been appointed the chairman for General Court Martial replacing the late Maj. Gen. Levy Karuhanga who passed away in 2016.
In September 30th 2015, together with Gen Edward Katumba Wamala, Maj. Gen. Levi Karuhanga, Maj. Gen. Nathan Mugisha, Maj. Gen. Francis Okello and Maj. Gen. Fred Mugisha, he was decorated with the prestigious Legion of Merit medal of USA for exceptional meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements.
During his leadership, AMISOM forces supporting the Somali National Army registered significant achievements countrywide allowing political process to take place.
July 2004: Then holding the rank of Colonel, he was promoted to Brigadier and appointed Chief of Training. His appointment came after the General Court Martial had cleared him of charges of creating ghost soldiers on the army payroll as the Commanding officer of the 3rd infantry Division.
June 2005: He was sworn-in as Army MP in Parliament replacing Brig. Henry Tumukunde.
February 2008: He was promoted from Brigadier to Maj. General.
May 2007 – 2011: Was commandant of the Senior Command and Staff College, Kimaka after holding the position of Deputy Commandant of the College.
March 2012: He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and deployed to Mogadishu as overall commander of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) replacing Maj. Gen. Fred Mugisha. He was later succeeded by Burundian Lt. Gen. Silas Mtigurirwa in December 2013.