The CJ revealed plans to decentralize the Inspectorate of Court to enhance supervision, ensure judicial accountability, and combat corruption. Drawing an analogy from the Bible, Dollo emphasized the need for judicial officers to uphold their responsibilities transparently.
Speaking at the closure of the induction and retreat for judges of the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court on Friday, Buteera said that it was important that each of the judges took care of each other’s emotions as they went on with their work, even if disagreed.
Speaking at a five-day induction/retreat for 28 judges elevated to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, as well as newly appointed judges, Dollo announced plans to decentralize the Court of Appeal by creating regional circuits in Mbale, Gulu, Jinja, Mbarara, and Fort Portal.
Through her lawyers of Alto Advocates, Nalwadda is seeking special damages for negligence, unauthorized COVID-19 vaccination of a minor, loss of life, loss of dependency, care, pain, and suffering. It is alleged that Luyinda developed complications after receiving the first dose of Pfizer on February 8, 2022, which eventually led to his death.
On Tuesday, the Court of Appeal upheld the High Court judgment nullifying the election of Moses Attan as the Soroti City East Member of Parliament. The Court of Appeal Judges Cheborion Barishaki, Stephen Musota, and Christopher Gashirabake also ordered Electoral Commission to conduct by-elections for Soroti City East.
Hearing of the case in which opposition National Unity Platform - NUP candidate Betty Ssentamu, is challenging the victory of National Resistance Movement's Sylvia Nayebale for Gomba District Woman Member of Parliament will be fixed for hearing after Court of Appeal concludes its cases.
On Thursday, during the Mbarara City Council meeting, the councilors unanimously approved a motion to provide land measuring 1.5 acres located in Kakiika ward, Mbarara City North Division to the Judiciary.
The district leadership had earlier opposed the allocation claiming that the Judiciary did not follow the right procedure in requesting the land. The Judiciary had initially written to Mbarara city which had responded by allocating one acre of land.
The two legislators were arrested and detained on charges of murder, attempted murder and aiding and abetting terrorism, stemming from their alleged involvement in the recent killings in the Greater Masaka region which claimed more than 25 lives between July and September this year.
Jamiru Walugembe, the Chairperson of Kimayanya B cell in Kimanya-Kabonera division and one of the victims sued the Chief Defense of Forces-CDF, the Kasijjagirwa UPDF Armored Brigade Commander Brigadier General Deus Sande, and the Brigade Intelligence Officer Major Fred Kasimoni Mushabo, over torture he suffered in the hands of the military.
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.
Langa reminded the Chief Magistrates that swearing in of incoming District Executive Committees must be conducted within seven days from May 12th 2021 in accordance with Section 169 of the Local Government Act, and to ensure its completed by 19th May 2021.
In his ruling on the interim injunction on Thursday, Justice Wilson Masalu Musene said that since electoral activities are on-going, the nomination of candidates may continue provided that the Electoral Commission doesn't alter the boundaries.
Reports in Court indicate that the land in question has been earmarked for a government project, whose specifics are however still concealed. But the petitioners say that the land was taken away by Bukedea Woman MP Anita Among for the construction of a State Lodge and the installation of a military barracks.