Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, says the directive effectively stops medical officers and police surgeons from charging members of the public for postmortems and medical examinations.
The study shows that sourcing from women has stagnated at around 20 percent of all sources quoted in the three years of the study, with only about three in 10 stories quoting women at all. Female MPs and women who represent international and local NGOs outperform all other professional women in speaking to the media.
Community service orders for offenders are not bearing much fruits in Kitgum district, the Grade One Magistrates Court has said. Irene Akello, the Presiding Magistrate of the court says community service was introduced as an alternative justice program requiring convicted individuals to perform charitable services either entirely or partly in lieu of judicial remedies or penalties.
Despite being hailed as a measure to decongest prison facilities in the country, many offenders in Kabarole district are not reforming, even after successfully serving their community service orders. Records at the Kabarole district community service office indicate that more than 80 offenders have served community service orders more than three times.
Members of Parliament have quizzed the Minister of Finance on why the construction of the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) headquarters has not kicked off. The MPs noted that the delay is costing government 51 billion shillings every year in rent, yet JLOS house will accommodate all the 11 institutions of the Justice sector.
Government is considering incorporating the informal justice system into the common law to decrease delayed justice in courts of law. Focus is being placed on traditional leaders who, before the introduction of the common law by colonialists, had informal justice systems in place to resolve communal disputes.
The principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine has ordered the police to unconditionally release all the children who are in their cells. Bamwine issued the order this morning during an impromptu visit to Mbale Central Police Station where he found children sharing cells with adults.