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Kipoi, five others charged with treason

Former Bubulo East MP, Tonny Kipoi Nsubuga has been arraigned before the General Court Martial on charges of attempting to overthrow the Museveni government.

Kipoi and five others appeared at the Makindye based General Court Martial chaired by Lt General Andrew Gutti.
Tonny Kipoi in the dock with his co-accused 
Dressed in a checkered shirt and a pair of jeans, Kipoi was charged alongside five soldiers all dressed in their military attire. The soldiers include Sgt Albino Okeng, Sgt Adams Mawa, Sgt Yumusu Lemeriga, Corporal Rogers Meru and Private Ijosiga Dodola all attached to the Masaka Armoured Brigade.

The six suspects were charged with undermining national security contrary to Section 130 (1) of the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) Act to which they pleaded not guilty. 

Prosecutions alleges that between 2012 and December 2013, the suspects together with others still at large held meetings in different districts including Kampala, Jinja, Masaka,  Wakiso, Nakasongola, Ntoroko and others to plan for the overthrow the government.

The five soldiers charged with Kipoi were in 2014, charged with treason and other charges to which they have been out on court bail. They were however re-arrested a week ago when they appeared at the Court Martial and remanded to Makindye Military Barracks.

The five, together with Kipoi have once again been remanded and will appear on April 24 when trial is expected to begin. 

This is the second time Kipoi is being charged since he was extradited from Botswana on March 3, where he had been arrested for allegedly obtaining money by false pretence after he defrauded people pretending to be a witch doctor.
 
About a week ago, he was charged in Nakawa Magistrates Court with human trafficking. 

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