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Judicial officers’ strike starts

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The on-going judges’ and magistrate’s strike has already started affecting litigants as one of the bride to be will miss her wedding tomorrow because the presiding magistrate Peter Fred Lochomin has not convened court today to deliver her bail application ruling.

The unidentified female suspect has been part of a group of Luzira prison inmates who have been driven back on remand this morning without knowing when they will return to court as there is no clear communication as to when the strike will last.

According to reliable sources from the Anti-corruption court , being a bride at tomorrow’s wedding was one of the strong reasons this female suspect advanced in her bail appliaction.

Still On the Judicial officers strike, one of the judge’s Wilson Kwesiga the head of the Criminal Division of the Highcourt risks being de-registered as a Uganda Judicial Officers’ Association member after violating one of the resolutions not to report to work today.

Justice Kwesiga has convened court and sentenced robbery suspects to 20 years each in prison after they pleaded guilty to the offense.

Judges and magistrates reached a decision to lay down their tools on 22nd last month if the government fails to increase their their salaries within 30 days on top of giving them security, medical and housing allowances.

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