The High Court in Mukono has given a green light to the Inspector General of Police to arrest Maj Gen (Rtd) Matayo Kyaligonza and produce him to the lower court in Mukono to plead to assault related charges that he has been facing since February this year.
The Tuesday ruling by Justice Margaret Mutonyi, brings to an end a protracted standoff between Kyaligonza’s defence team and the prosecution side on whether the former Luweero bush war general should appear before Mukono court and be charged or not.
“The warrant of arrest against Maj Gen (Rtd) Matayo Kyaligonza is reinstated as it was not issued in error to compel him to appear for plea before the chief magistrates’ court,” Justice Mutonyi ruled.
Justice Mutonyi also in her ruling, ordered that the two army officers who were charged before an army disciplinary unit and are jointly on the same charge sheet with the general, also be brought to the civilian court to also plead to the assault related charges.
The wanted soldiers who were at the time of the alleged assault, the Gen Kyaligonza’s aides are; Cpl Peter Bushenbich and Pte Robert Okurut
“The chief magistrate court should issue a production warrant for A2 (Cpl Businsiche) and A3 (Pte Okurut) to Makindye military court and proceedings in respect of the two should be stayed or withdrawn pending determination of CR – CO 0312/2019 which is in court,” Justice Mutonyi ordered