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Lawyer stabs husband to death, hands herself in to police

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A lawyer and senior member in the Democratic Party (DP), is in police custody in Gulu City for alleged murder. Francesca Amony, a former National Secretary for the DP Women’s League handed herself in at Lacor Police Post, in Bardege-Layibi Division, after she reportedly stubbed …

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Law Council urged to throw out unethical lawyers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Principal Judge Dr. Flavian Zeija wants the Uganda Law Council a body charged with regulating the legal profession in the country to start suspending unethical lawyers forever especially those who want to exploit their clients. Zeija made the remarks while officiating as the …

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Court summons MP Ssegirinya’s lawyers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Buganda Road Magistrates Court has directed lawyers representing jailed Kawempe North Member of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya to appear and defend him in the case of inciting violence. The directive was issued by Grade One Magistrate Siena Owomugisha when the matter came up on Thursday …

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LDC postpones graduation over expired management committee term

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Law Development Center has postponed its graduation after the term of the Management Committee expired last month. The graduation was scheduled to take place on May 20 for students who sat the examinations late last year. The nine-member management Committee is a critical …

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Release Novelist Kakwenza now – East Africa Law Society

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | The East Africa Law Society (EALS) has added its voice imploring the government to unconditionally release  Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, a Ugandan author and rights activist who is being detained reportedly for offensive communication. He is yet to appear in any court. In a press statement …

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Principal judge to meet lawyers over proposed bail guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Principal Judge Flavian Zeija has invited members of the Uganda Law Society to meet and discuss the newly proposed guidelines governing bail applications for suspects and four other regulations. The other proposed rules are; The Constitution (Sentencing Guidelines for Courts of Judicature) (practice) Directions, …

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Chief Justice warns Christian lawyers against corruption

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dolo has urged Christian lawyers to shun corruption and be ambassadors of justice and the rule of law. He says it is undeniable that there is corruption in the judiciary and wondered if Christian lawyers can be exonerated from the vice. Speaking …

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