Mabirizi contends that Bigirimana as the Secretary to the Judiciary doesn’t have powers to alter cabinet decisions. He argues that there is no error as the Cabinet approved a 30 percent consolidated allowance, which changes with the change in salary.
The Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine has said the judiciary needs more judges if they are to deal with the case backlog. According to Case Backlog Reduction Committee CBRC report released early this year, more than 155,000 cases were pending at all levels of courts.
During the function presided over by the Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine, Justice Namondi shocked the gathering when he stated that out of over 50 plus judicial officers needed to handle the pending 800 cases only 20 exist.
Following the recent judicial Service Commission (JSC) promotions of 30 judicial officers to the ranks of Deputy Registrar, Assistant Registrar, Chief Magistrate and Grade One, the judiciary has responded by causing massive transfers and postings.
Police in Butambala have arrested the Kibibi Grade Two Magistrate for alleged abuse of office and corruption. Perry Muhumuza, who is in charge of Kibibi and Kamengo Grade Two magistrates courts, was picked up on Wednesday evening from his chambers after complaints of corruption were filed against him at the Office of the Inspector General of Government.