The three parties through their lawyer of Rwakafuuzi and Co. Advocates said that the offense of criminal libel and offensive communication, when used against citizens who criticize politicians and public figures, are not reasonable and justifiable in an open democratic society based on humanity, equality and freedom
Jameson Karemani the Public Relations Officer of Judiciary says that the delay is due to the ongoing COVID 19 lockdown. He however noted that immediately after the lockdown is relaxed, the Judiciary will deploy a judge and start operations as other requirements are put in place.
Achola pleaded not guilty and applied for bail through the Centenary Bank lawyer, Joshua Sserugendo. She presented her supervisor, Louis Ngabirano and her workmate, Rehema Kakembo at Centenary Bank as her sureties for bail application.
Munobe revealed that they plan to set aside resources from this quarter to facilitate the planned sessions and asked the Deputy Chief Justice Richard Buteera and Case Backlog Committee to grant them permission to implement the strategy.
The State prosecution lead by Martin Nabasa told court that between December 2020 and January 2021 this year, Nasur and others at large stole 29 million shillings from the party account in Centenary Bank, Wobulenzi branch.
On Tuesday, 35 supporters of Kyagulanyi from Luwero and Wobulenzi towns appeared before Luwero Chief Magistrate Samuel Munobe where they were charged with common nuisance and disobeying unlawful orders.
After conviction, Kisomeso asked the court for a pardon and instead of a custodial sentence, give him a suspended sentence, and castrate him to tame his sexual urge, so that he can look after his eight-months-old baby.
The State Prosecutor, Noah Kunya objected to the presentation of the DNA results and asked the judge to disregard it, saying it obtained in contempt of court since it wasn’t conducted by GAL and witnessed by a Police officer.
According to the cause list issued by Justice Wilson J. Kwesiga the head of Criminal Division, Justice Mugenyi will handle forty cases in the next forty days at Luweero high court. The cause list includes 16 aggravated defilement cases and 15 murder cases. Other cases include four rape cases, three aggravated robbery cases, one kidnap and one indecent assault case.
The Prosecution led by Beatrice Alok Odongo, the Luweero Resident State Attorney told the court that during August 2016, Minani unlawfully performed sexual acts with his daughter, then aged 12, despite being her biological father.
Luweero Chief Magistrate Samuel Munobe told URN in an interview on Wednesday that as a way of reducing complaints, he and other officials under the District Chain Link Committee have resolved to make weekly visits to police cells to establish why suspects are detained there above 48 hours and ensure that residents get justice.
Justice Henry I. Kaweesa of High Court, Land Division ordered the government to pay the costs to Goodman International Limited a Sudanese firm after tenants backed by Former Ministers of Lands Idah Nantaba and Works Minister Abraham Byandala blocked him from possessing the land he had acquired in Butuntumula Sub County, Luweero district.
According to the particulars of the case read for the suspects by the Luweero Grade One Magistrate Doreen Ajuna, they are accused together with others still at large of robbing Joel Baganda, Hassan Buwembo, Swaibu Lubwama and Omony Omala on June 23rd, 2019 using machetes contrary to Section 285 and 286 (2) of Penal code act .
Justice Okwanga ruled that the phone be confiscated and the owner pays a fine of 30,000 Shillings for interrupting the court session. He said that Nabbanja breached the ground rules of the court which instructs all people to maintain silence and switch off the phone as indicated on signposts spread all over the court.
Okwanga notes that although criminal cases are being handled in special court sessions, civil cases especially relating to land disputes are accumulating, adding that many complainants struggle to file cases in high courts in Kampala.