The Deputy Registrar for the Court of Appeal/Constitutional Court has directed eight law firms involved in the case to prepare for conferencing by filing a joint written scheduling memo, including brief facts for each party.
The court heard that between April 30th, 2019, and August 8th, 2019, at Stanbic Bank Gulu Branch, Picho and Okema, along with others still at large, withdrew Shillings 336.3 million, which was wrongly credited into the school's account, and utilized it for personal gain, knowing or having reason to believe that such actions would cause financial loss to the bank. These funds were purportedly meant for Gayaza High School.
The conflict stems from President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s letter dated December 7, 2023, to Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo concerning the management of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) property case involving businessman Justus Kyabahwa.
At least 20 Ugandans lose their lives in local and cross-border trafficking cases. The young girls locally trafficked as housemaids, barmaids, and sexual workers have often been killed by their employers.
According to the Prosecution, the applicants did not raise any valid exceptional circumstances, and those that resemble the circumstances do not fit within the meaning of the law. The Prosecution pointed out that the medical reports attached by the first and second applicants regarding their health conditions do not qualify as grave illness as required by Section 15 of the Trial Indictments Act.
The issues that were scheduled for discussion were related to the independence of the judiciary. President Yoweri Museveni in a letter dated December 7, 2023, wrote to Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo regarding the management and handling of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) property case with businessman Justus Kyabahwa.
According to the petitioners, the creation of parliamentary seat/vacancy of members of Parliament representing Municipalities which are local governments and are not envisaged as part of the composition of Parliament is equally illegal.
The Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo emphasised that the Judiciary is still on course to continue spreading more courts in the country to make sure that a justice seeker especially an ordinary person doesn't have to trek longer distances to access court.
The Regional CID officer says that Mabirizi should report to Detective Assistant Superintendent of Police Evelyn Anyango and his immediate response to their request is highly appreciated as a law abiding citizen.
He said that some individuals have held these positions for an extended period without affording others the opportunity, which contradicts principles of good governance, the rule of law, and transparency.
After looking at the messages shared on WhatsApp, the Judge has ruled that the said messages indicate that there was an offer made, which was accepted, and that the services were provided, meaning that there was a contract.
Kitutu challenged the trial in 2023, shortly after she was charged for diverting over 10,000 iron sheets from the intended Karamoja Community Empowerment Program on grounds that she was tortured while in state custody and that her trial should instead be halted on that basis.
Represented by lawyers MacDusman Kabega, John Jet Tumwebaze, and Elison Karuhanga, the accused persons presented their sureties, many of whom were close relatives engaged in various businesses. Sureties included prominent businessmen and women who vouched for the accused, seeking their release on bail.
The Judge has ruled that once a party has complained of the appointment process, the entire procedure adopted by the parties in their attempt to choose the arbitrator must be scrutinized and therefore, the process that led to the appointment of the chairperson of the panel in this matter was flawed and the UCAA was right to come to court.
The Instrument also shows that the cases originating from Bukedea, Ngora and Kumi districts previously filed under the Soroti High Court Circuit shall be transferred to Kumi High Court Circuit; while the cases originating from Buvuma and Buikwe districts previously filed under the Mukono High Court Circuit shall be transferred to Lugazi High Court Circuit.
The evidence before Court shows that the ladies visited several hospitals including Kisenyi Health Centre Four, Mulago National Referral Hospital, Victoria Hospital and UMC as they tried to nurse their injuries.