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PLEA BARGAIN: More than 200 cases settled in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 212 criminal cases have been completed and settled during the plea bargaining camp at Gulu main prison, Gulu city. The plea bargaining camp started on Monday last week and lasted five days. The completed cases include 153 capital offenders from the Gulu …

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BUDGET: Construction of Mbarara, Gulu regional courts postponed

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judiciary has shelved plans to construct the regional court of Appeal in Mbarara and Gulu cities this financial year due to budget constraints. The Judiciary Permanent Secretary, Pius Bigirimana told URN in an interview at the Judiciary Headquarters in Kampala Wednesday that while …

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Mysterious fire guts Chief Justice’s chamber

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several documents are feared destroyed after a fire outbreak in the Supreme Court building in Kololo in Kampala. The fire broke out in the Chief Justice’s chambers on the third floor at about 10:10 am Wednesday morning but was quickly put out. According to sources, …

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MPs to contribute UGX 554 Million towards Oulanyah Trust Fund

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have agreed to contribute Shillings 554 million to support Jacob Oulanyah Education Trust Fund to uphold the legacy of the fallen Speaker who succumbed to lymphoma cancer. Oulanyah died from a hospital in Seattle, USA on March 20th, 2022 after serving less …

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Chief Justice should be uniting, not fanning tribal divisions: Kyagulanyi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform (NUP) leader, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has criticized Chief Justice Owiny-Dollo for attacking Baganda who he accused of leading demonstrations against Speaker Jacob Oulanyah while in the USA seeking specialized treatment. A video recording of the Chief Justice giving a speech during …

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Contempt between lawyers and judges

What the fight between Justice Musa Sssekaana and lawyer Male Mabirizi reveals Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | On Feb. 22, while appearing at the Court of Appeal, Male Mabirizi’s lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde, asked the presiding judge, Justice Christopher Madrama, to remain “judiciously alert”. Mabairizi, a litigious lawyer, is appealing …

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Cabinet approves construction of 8 regional Appellate Courts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has approved the construction of eight regional appellant Courts across the country to take justice closer to people, the Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has revealed. He was officiating at the 23rd Annual Judges’ Conference held at Mestil Hotel in Kampala on Monday under the theme “The Administration …

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