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The fall of PS Nassali Lukwago

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It’s tough times for Dr. Rose Nassali Lukwago, a former powerful permanent secretary at ministry of Education. In the same position at the Judicial Service Commission, she has been a shadow of her former self. The Inspector General of Government Justice Irene Muyagonja directed …

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Greed breeding corruption in Judiciary -Principal Judge

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine has said that the need to amass more wealth is breeding greed among judicial officers. Bamwine says that cases of bribery, corruption, and other forms of misconduct in the judiciary and other offices are caused by lack of satisfaction …

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Judiciary transfers 11 judicial officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The judiciary has transferred eleven judicial officers. The transfer instrument signed by the chief registrar of the judiciary Esther Nambayo points out that the changes that have affected deputy registrars, an assistant registrar and Grade One Magistrates’ take immediate effect. Among those transferred is Fred …

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Bigirimana heads to judiciary as Kagole is forced out

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pius Bigirimana, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Gender and Social Development has been transferred to the Judiciary as the PS effective today. Bigirimana will replace Kagole Kivumbi who has now been sent on forced leave. In a letter today, Dr John Mitala, …

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Judiciary stuck with UGX 24bn bail money

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has learnt that the Judiciary is stuck with 24 billion Shillings bail cash. The money has been accumulating over the past years with an average of 5 billion shillings deposited every year on the judiciary’s bank account in Bank …

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Judiciary stuck with application against Trump, Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Civil Division of High Court is stuck with an application filed by a Ugandan national Musoke Moses Kinene Ziringwira against US president, Donald Trump and his predecessor, Barack Hussein Obama. They are jointly sued with Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni and Kabaka Ronald Muwenda …

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LIVE: Bobi Wine bail hearing via video link

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s bail application is today being conducted via the video conferencing system between Buganda Road Court and Luzira Prison. Kyagulanyi was arrested from Mulago roundabout on April 29th as he was heading to the CID headquarters in Kibuli to …

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Bamugemereire to judiciary: Incorporate tribunals in land adjudication system

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice Catherine Bamugemereire has asked the judiciary to incorporate tribunals in their land adjudication system. Justice Bamugemereire is the chairperson of the Commission of inquiry into land matters. According to Justice Bamugemereire, there is need for the judiciary to establish land tribunals with dedicated officers …

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Delay to pass Administration of Judiciary Bill irks Speaker

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has expressed concern over the continued delays to debate and pass the Administration of Judiciary Bill. The bill seeks to provide for and strengthen the independence of the Judiciary. It is also meant to operationalize articles in the …

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Judicial service commission to set up forensic investigation unit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judicial Service Commission-JSC has unveiled its plans to set up a forensic unit with capacity to investigate complex corruption cases in the judiciary and deal with errant officers. The Commission Chairperson, Justice Benjamin Insigoma Kabiito disclosed this at the 21st Annual Judge’s Conference while …

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