Court Martial Chairman Maj Gen Levi Karuhanga Is Dead

The General Court Martial Chairman Maj Gen. Levi Karuhanga has died.

This has been confirmed by the UPDF spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda who describes his passing as so sad.

According to the minister in charge of the presidency Frank Tumwebaze, Maj Gen Karuhanga died shortly after he returned from India where he had been taken for treatment.

Tumwebaze describes the late Karuhanga as a neigbour and friend.

Maj. Gen Karuhanga was appointed Chairman of the court martial in June 2014, replacing Brig Moses Ddiba Ssentongo.

The late Karuhanga had a long serving history in the army, among which include commander of forces in Liberia in 1994 alongside Lieutenant General, Ivan Koreta and General Edward Katumba Wamala.

In 1998, he was appointed Deputy Commander 3rd Division before being made the First Division Commander in 2001.

He was also the first Commander of AMISON in Somalia, working from February 14, 2007 when he was appointed to March 2008 when he was recalled and succeeded by Maj. General Francis Okello.

At the time of his death, he was handling Gen. David Sejusa’s case in which he is accused of among other things; absence from duty without permission.

Story By Ali Mivule