The Judiciary has transferred Kampala High Court Judge Wilson Masalu Musene, who has been head of Criminal Division, to the new High Court Circuit in Mpigi.
Also transferred are Justice John Wilson Kwesiga head of High Court Land Division to now head the Criminal Division. Justice Dr. Andrew Bashaija is now the head the Land Division.
The changes are in an administrative circular of November 29 from Principal Judge, Dr Yorokamu Bamwine. Judiciary’s Chief Communications Officer Solomon Muyita confirmed the development.
The Principal Judge in his circular notes that the adjustments in staff deployments have been made for more effective delivery of service.
According to the circular, they take immediate effect as long as the transferred judicial officers have completed all partly heard cases that are in advanced stage at the old station.
The circular further names Justice Godfrey Namundi the new deputy to Justice Bashaija of the Land Division.
Justice Elizabeth Kibula Kabanda, who has been in Mpigi Circuit, returns to Kampala’s Criminal and Family Divisions of the High Court.
Mpigi is one of the recent High Court Circuit creations, together with Mubende, Mukono, Iganga, Tororo, Rukungiri, Hoima, and Luwero, in addition to the existing Circuits of Jinja, Mbale, Soroti, Lira, Gulu, Arua, Masindi, Fort Portal, Mbarara, Kabale and Masaka.