“In short, the law doesn’t create the offence of child to child sex. The use of the phrase child to child sex in the marginal notes to section 129A of the penal code Act is therefore misleading to the extent that it creates the offence of child to child sex. … The offender in this care was therefore rightly charged with the offence of defilement,” he said.
In 2017, the then High Court Judge Margaret Oumo Oguli set a precedent when she allowed a voter from Rubaga South ,Habib Buwembo, a year after the stipulated deadline to file an election petition against the incumbent MP Kato Lubwama for lack of the requisite academic documents to be in parliament.
Edward Muhumuza, the Witness Protection and Victims Empowerment Department in the office of the DPP expresses worry that their objective for Asset recovery could not be achieved due to poor sensitization of the public by all relevant stakeholders.
Court heard that Godfrey S. Lule, one of the former partners of Sebalu and Lule Advocates left the law firm more than ten years ago while the other partner Paulo Sebalu passed on more than five years ago. They faulted the law councils for the continued to issuance of certificate of Inspection and approval of chambers.
A statement from the Judiciary shows that the court will handle 22 appeals against conviction for aggravated defilement, 14 for murder, three are for aggravated robbery and one for rape. Most of the appeals arise from judgments issued between 2010 and 2016.
Last month, the Police released a statement saying that Smith had been detained for alleged subversive activities conducted against the government of Uganda. But the same Police did not issue out the details of the allegations.
On his part, the Chairperson of Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee Jacob Oboth-Oboth noted that there is need to appreciate that Judiciary is not a department or agency but instead another arm of government that should be felt by all Ugandans and their budget should be supported by Parliament.
Ongwen who made submissions at The Hague based court on Thursday during a mitigation session of his case noted that for 27 years since his abduction as a child by the LRA rebels, he lived in prison in captivity.
Through his lawyers led by Medard Lubega Sseggona, Ssegirinya asked court presided over by Buganda Road Grade One Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu to be released on bail on grounds that the charge against him is bailable and that he ready to report to the court when needed.
The State Attorney Nelly Asiku noted that Namugali did not provide copies of introductory letters from LCI Chairpersons to confirm that Madolo and Wamboga reside in Kyengera Town Council and Lugonjo-Nakiwogo.
On Wednesday, Musumba’s lawyer, John Isabirye informed the court presided over by the Jinja High Court Registrar, Fred Waninda that they have tried to serve Kadaga or her lawyers in vain, which prompted to file an application for substituted service.
While unveiling the uniforms, Bigirimana noted it is going to be easy to differentiate court staff from what he described as middlemen who have been pausing as judicial officers to defraud unsuspecting court users.
The two appeared last month before Miriam Ayo Eddy Okello, the Chief Magistrate of the Utilities, Wildlife and Standards Court. They were charged with entering a protected area without permission, hunting wild animal in a wildlife conservation area without permission, killing wild animals and protected wildlife species in a wildlife conservation area without permission.
Last month, James Onguu Tar who contested on the National Resistance Movement-NRM party ticket petitioned the court seeking annulment of Okae’s victory. He claims that the elections were characterised by irregularities.
Namara explains that a week after she returned to the hospital for review doctors found fluid in her tummy but didn’t provide her any explanation on the cause of the abscess. Documents before court indicate that doctors recommended that Namara undergoes another urgent operation but no one attended to her since the doctor was not on the night shift despite the pain she was going through.