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Lawyers call for mediation between Justice Kisaakye, CJ Alfonse Owiny

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several lawyers want Supreme Court Justice Esther Kisaakye, and Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo to settle their grievances through mediation. According to lawyers, allowing the feud between two senior Justices of the highest court of the land, to end up in court before their juniors would set …

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UGX 7 Trillion locked up in commercial court disputes: Chief Justice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has said that about seven trillion shillings is locked up in undissolved disputes before the Commercial Division of the High Court. Owiny-Dollo revealed this while delivering the Annual Performance Report of the Judiciary at the High Court in Kampala on …

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Lawyers to get UGX 1M for representing suspects on state brief

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Each lawyer representing an accused person throughout the entire trial on state brief will be paid 1.1 million shillings. The lawyers on state brief are those appointed by the courts to represent suspects who do not have the financial capacity to hire lawyers and are …

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Judiciary unveils new bail guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judiciary has unveiled new bail guidelines aimed at promoting uniformity and consistency by courts while considering bail applications. Launched by Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo at the Judiciary headquarters on Wednesday, the new guidelines require courts to consider and dispose of bail applications expeditiously within …

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Abalo jailed for criminal trespass at Chief Justice’s home

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lillian Abalo Ongom, the president of the Mother’s Union in East Acholi has earned herself an eight month’s jail term in Patongo prison in Agago district for criminal trespass. She appeared Wednesday before the Grade One Magistrate in Patongo, Emmanuel Drajole where she was charged with …

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Oulanyah Trust Fund to support needy children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice, Alfonse Owiny Dollo has revealed that a Jacob Oulanyah Education Trust Fund has been set up to educate the former speaker’s children and others who depended on him. He added that the Fund will be chaired by himself and composed of members like …

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Mbarara plea bargaining camp to handle 700 cases

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two High Court judges have pitched camp in Mbarara main prison to expedite and conclude at least 700 cases through plea bargaining. They are Senior Mbarara Resident Judge, Joyce Kavuma, and Lady Justice Jane Okuo Kajuga, the focal person of the plea bargaining programme. They …

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President Museveni calls for mandatory death penalty of rapists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has asked judicial officers to impose the death penalty on people found guilty of raping women, killing others, and those who destroy property while rioting. This is among the five elements that he wants the Judiciary to focus on for the development …

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