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JUDGES: Supreme Court stays execution of orders in Kasango petition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court has issued an interim order staying the execution of the Constitutional Court decision arising from the late Bob Kasango’s petition. The Constitutional Court Justices led by Justice Kenneth Kakuru on March 18 2021 unanimously ordered that a serving Judge should resign …

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Supreme Court exempts Kyagulanyi from paying costs to Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court has exempted the former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu from paying costs to three respondents in the presidential election petition. The respondents were; the president-elect and incumbent Yoweri Museveni, Electoral Commission and the Attorney General. Kyagulanyi petitioned the Supreme Court to challenge …

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Chaos at Supreme Court after Bobi Wine ruling

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | Minutes after the Supreme Court allowed Robert Kyagulanyi’s election petition withdrawal with no costs attached, attempts by a judge to deliver a minority report ended embarrassingly as her colleagues walked out on her. Justice Esther Kisakye, a supreme court judge and member …

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Kyagulanyi cannot intimidate the judiciary – Chief Justice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Chief Justice Alphonse Owinyi-Dollo has said that the Supreme Court which he heads will not be intimidated by anybody while going about its business of determining the presidential election petition. At the beginning of this month, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the former National Unity Platform presidential …

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ELECTION PETITIONS: Uganda’s JSC appoints 15 Chief Magistrates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judicial Service Commission-JSC has appointed 15 Chief Magistrates in acting capacity to boost service delivery as well as operationalize more magisterial areas. Sarah Langa Siu, the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, says the newly appointed 15 officers will be deployed soon after accepting their …

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Judiciary to increase number of chief magistrates ahead of 2021 elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judiciary will increase the number of chief magistrates to handle 2021 elections petitions. The judiciary anticipates a rise in the number of petitions from the 2021 general elections following an increase in constituencies. Jameson Karemani, the Judiciary Public Relations Officer says that the number …

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