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DPP grapples with evidence in Katumba shooting case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The prosecution is yet to disclose all the evidence they intend to rely on to pin eight suspects accused of murdering the daughter and driver of Transport and Works Minister, General Edward Katumba Wamala. The suspects are, Yusuf Siraje Nyanzi, Hussein Sserubula, Muhammad Kagugube, Sirimani …

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EACJ to conduct sessions in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Court of Justice is set to start hearing cases from Kampala in a bid to bring justice closer to the people. Justice Nestor Kayobera, the president of the East African Court of Justice, says that the Arusha-based court will effective November 2nd, …

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GBV victims advised to seek treatment before justice

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Luwero District Health Department have advised victims of Gender Based Violence to seek treatment before pursuing justice. Luwero district is ranked among the leading districts with various cases of Gender-Based Violence. According to the Annual Police Crime report, Luwero is placed in second position …

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Prisons authorities seek more plea bargaining for petty offenders

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prison Authorities from the south western region have asked the Principal Judge Justice Flavian Zeija to arrange for them more Plea Bargain Sessions for minor cases. The minor cases that were highlighted include theft, assault, threatening violence and Trespass among others, which they say …

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Gulu inmates petition Chief Justice over slow court processes

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 1,365 inmates at Gulu main prisons in Gulu city have petitioned Chief Justice Alphonse Owiny Dollo over the slow process of court leading to delayed justice. The inmates who are on remand and conviction presented their petition to the Chief Justice during his visit …

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Construction of JLOS House kicks off

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Construction of the Justice, Law, and Order Sector-JLOS house has commenced at Naguru. Two contractors, Seyani Brothers Limited and Semion Uganda Limited are undertaking the construction of the over 256.5 billion Shillings facility on 5 acres of land along Katalima Road. The construction shall …

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DPP urges parliament to expedite enactment of Witness Protection Law

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions-ODPP has pleaded with Parliament to urgently enact the Witness Protection Law to address gaps in the criminal justice administration. John Baptist Asiimwe, the Deputy DPP resounded the call on Monday while interfacing with Parliament’s Committee on Human …

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Kato Kajubi seeks Supreme Court review of sentence

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Godfrey Kato Kajubi has applied to the Supreme Court asking the justices to review their decision that upheld his conviction and subsequent life imprisonment for murdering a 12-year-old boy Joseph Kasirye. In July 2012, the then Masaka High Court Judge Mike Chibita found Kajubi …

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