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Court of appeal commences hearing criminal cases in Mbarara

Mbarara, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Court of Appeal criminal session has opened at the High Court in Mbarara. The one-month session which will be conducted via Zoom Technology will handle 40 cases and will be presided over by a panel of three judges; Justice Elizabeth Musoke, Justice Remmy Kasule …

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BREAKING: Burundi to swear in Ndayishimiye

Burundi court orders swearing in of president-elect Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP |  Burundi’s constitutional court on Friday ruled that the country’s newly elected leader Evariste Ndayishimiye be sworn in as soon as possible following the sudden death of President Pierre Nkurunziza earlier this week. “No interim necessary, the president-elect …. …

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Court awards UGX 75m to girl hit by stray bullet

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Court has awarded 75 million shillings to a girl who was injured by a stray bullet. Grace Nabwami, a former student of Makerere University Business School-MUBS was in 2013 hit by a stray bullet fired by a police officer attached to Kabalagala police station. …

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Sakwa’s bail application deferred over absence of chief Magistrate

Jinja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Court has deferred the hearing of the bail application by the Jinja Resident District Commissioner Eric Sakwa to Wednesday.  Sakwa and two others were on Friday last week charged with manslaughter, robbery and malicious damage and remanded to Kirinya prisons until May 13th.   On Monday, …

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PAC tasks Judiciary to recover UGX 96m from former registrar, cashier

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament has tasked the Judiciary to recover 96 million Shillings that was reportedly shared by officials at the Makindye based family Court. The money was deposited by an American national Robert Kaminski before the court, as a security deposit pending …

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Dramatic scenes as Dr Stella Nyanzi is freed

Ugandan activist freed as court quashes charge of ‘harassing’ president Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Ugandan activist and writer Stella Nyanzi walked free from court amid chaotic scenes Thursday after a judge overturned her conviction for “cyber-harassment” of President Yoweri Museveni. Stella Nyanzi, a university researcher and rights activist known …

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Bagyenda gets 32 year jail term for murder of Enid Twijukye

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High court has handed Brian Bagyenda, a pharmacist and two others a 32-year jail term for the murder of his girlfriend Enid Twijukye, a student of Makerere University Business School on January 4th, 2017. The others are Innocent Bainomugisha, a cleaner and Vincent Rwahwire, …

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