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Judiciary condemns attack on Wobulenzi Magistrate Court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judiciary has condemned an attack on Wobulenzi Magistrate Court by a group of National Unity Platform-NUP supporters who were protesting the arrest of presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu. The court was attacked on Wednesday evening and set ablaze by the group members, destroying property …

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Besigye’s petition was dismissed erroneously – Judiciary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The judiciary has come out to clarify that the petition in which Dr Kizza Besigye wanted a charge of preventive arrest repealed from the Police Act was yesterday dismissed erroneously. On Monday, a panel of five Constitutional Court judges led by Justice Egonda Ntende …

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Creating districts, counties affecting justice delivery – Chief Justice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judiciary has complained that the government’s policy of “taking services to the people” under decentralization while limiting it to political and administrative services has affected the dispensation of justice in the country. This was raised by the Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny- Dollo while …

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Parliament approves Chief Justice Owiny-Dollo, Deputy Buteera

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has today approved the newly appointed Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo and his Deputy Richard Buteera. The two appeared before the Appointments committee of Parliament chaired by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga in which they were asked questions and were scored at the …

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Malawi president lashes out against poll nullification

Blantyre, Malawi | AFP | President Peter Mutharika has accused Malawi’s judiciary of agitating for regime change after the courts nullified last year’s presidential vote and ordered fresh elections by July 3. Malawi’s top court rejected Mutharika’s bid to overturn the landmark ruling quashing his controversial re-election, paving the way for a re-run, scheduled for …

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Judicial negligence sent Glanser to the grave – Lawyers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyers representing Bernhard Glanser, the German/Belgian national who was accused of molesting Ugandan girls believe that his life was cut short by negligence and insensitivity in Uganda’s judicial system. The legal team led by Evans Ochieng says that the matter of Glaser’s waning health …

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Lockdown to increase case backlog- Judiciary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The current lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic is like to worsen the case backlog, according to the Judiciary spokesperson, Solomon Muyita. On March 19th, 2020, the Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe suspended court proceedings for 32 days in line with the nationwide lockdown announced …

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Judiciary funding inconsistent with the Law: Constitutional Court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The current system of funding the judiciary is inconsistent with the law, the Constitutional Court has ruled. In a judgment delivered on Friday, the final member panel of the Constitutional Court Justices, say funding of the judiciary an independent arm of government through the …

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Kafuuzi still hopeful for Parliament approval

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Kyaka South MP Jackson Kafuuzi is still hopeful that parliament will confirm his appointment to the position of Deputy Attorney General. The appointments committee of Parliament deferred confirmation of Kafuuzi’s appointment after raising queries on his experience. According to information from the Judiciary, Kafuuzi last …

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Judiciary seeks UGX 77b budget for vehicles, construction of courts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Judiciary Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana has asked Members of Parliament to push for an additional budget allocation of 77.84 billion shillings for construction of courts and procuring cars. Bigirimana was on Friday leading a team of Judiciary officials before the committee chaired by West …

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