MUSEVENI'S MILITARY COURTS TO CURE HIS CHIEF JUSTICE'S EMPTY THREATS
Museveni's Chief Justice who is the head of the Judiciary has warned that courts of law will no longer entertain tortured suspects to be charged.
“In court we want to receive people who are alleged to have committed an offence but we don’t want you to bring people in court when they are bleeding, who are unable to walk, with broken backs because they were tortured; those people only belong to the hospital,” he said.
He also warned security officers thus;
“I think people must understand that what you do to someone today can also be done to you tomorrow.”
Chief Justice Bart Katurebe has his son in Museveni's army, Brig. Octovious Butuuro who was rushed through the ranks on account of his relationship. Brig. Butuuro was one time the Deputy Chief of Military Intelligence before he was posted to Army Industries as MD. At the right time, Ugandans will also probe his son's tenure at CMI.
However, Katurebe's empty threats are misguided because there is another Chief Justice in the country; Museveni and his chain of military courts. The tortured victims will continue to appear before military courts and be detained in military barracks. Moreover, every Ugandan is a potential subject of military law.