The investigations follow petitions by residents citing a trend of corruption, delayed judgments and questionable remand of suspects. The courts under review include Wobulenzi, Kiwoko Grade One and Luweero Chief Magistrates Court.
Police in Kabale are holding the Kabale Chief Magistrates Court Clerk on allegations of soliciting a bribe of six hundred thousand shillings. Julius Zaribugyire is being accused of obtaining the money from Sylvia Kantwiiga, 58 and 34-year-old Ediviana Ninsiima. The two are mother and sister to Joseph Owomugisha who is on remand at Ndorwa Government prison on assault charges.
Butamanya was charged with three counts of corruptly soliciting for a bribe, corruptly receiving a bribe, and obstructing IGG investigators. Butamanya denied all the charges on his initial appearance before the Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala today.
Katureebe said he had sent out letters to individuals like lawyer Peter Muliira, former Supreme Court Justice George Kanyeihamba, and the President\'s Press Secretary Tamale Mirundi, asking them to present evidence to back their recent allegations that judicial officers were compromised.
Parliament has tasked Judiciary accounting Officer Dorcas Okalany to parade vehicles so as to prove that the log books she has are authentic. Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chaired by Serere Woman MP Alice Alaso made the ruling today after it emerged that over 20 Judiciary vehicles were not traceable although the secretariat had their logbooks.
Those affected include Omondo Nyanga, former Chief Magistrate Rukungiri, who was dismissed for misconduct and Jane Chota, the former Mpigi Chief Magistrate who was dismissed for deserting. Others are George William Ocom, former Magistrate Kabong and Kyotera Grade II magistrate, Kamugisha Gaston. These last two were retired in public interest for breaching the Judicial Code of Conduct.
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has dismissed two magistrates from the Judiciary after they were found guilty of corruption. Those dismissed include; Kisoro District Grade One Magistrate David Kaaye Cheptuke and Jinja Grade Two Magistrate, Okitwi Odutu.
During cross examination by both state prosecutor Wycliffe Mutabire and defense council Geoffrey Kandeebe today Lillian Nalubwaama pinned Rukundo of how she handed over a bribe of 500, 000 shillings to him in his chambers in order to speed up hearing of her case.
Reuben Bainomujuni, the Southern Region Inspector of Government says Karakiire is accused of receiving a bribe from George Agaba, a Lyantonde businessman recently arrested for failure to service his loan offered to him by unidentified Lyantonde District official