According to a statement released on November 8, the cause list has 20 appeals against the conviction on charges of aggravated defilement while 15 appellants want the Court to quash murder convictions.
According to Hamada Mayanja, the father to Kakwezi and Mbabazi, the Kaliba family, Mitala’s father and the two parliamentary staff met in a closed-door meeting at Mountains of the Moon Hotel in Fort Portal to discuss an out-of-court settlement since the families of the victims were already pursuing the case.
Almost 14 years after his death, Court in Fort Portal today ruled that Owobusobozi Bisakas driver was negligent and he caused the death of George Kasenene Tibamwenda, a district official in Kyenjojo who was killed in a hit-and-run accident in 2004. Bisaka was however cleared of culpability.
Fort Portal High Court will today deliver a ruling on a case in which a vehicle allegedly belonging to Owobusobozi Desteo Bisaka, a prominent cult leader, knocked and killed a senior official in Kyenjojo district in 2004. Thirty-nine-year-old George Kasenene Tibamwenda, a District Probation Officer, at the time of his death, was the only fatality in the accident involving a Toyota Land Cruiser Registration Number UAF 053C and a Yamaha motorcycle Registration Number UAC 077Y.
Fort Portal High Court Judge, Justice Anthony Oyuko Ojok overturned the orders of the commission. In his ruling, Justice Oyuko said that denying Mugisha access to his land and other property is an infringement of his rights.
The commission headed by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire heard that Vincent Mugisha who is also a businessman, is in possession of three forged land titles. The forged titles are for 1,500 hectares of Matiri Forest Reserve and land in Ganyinayo Village in Kihuura Sub County, Kyenjojo district.
This was disclosed by the Deputy Chief Justice Owiny-Dollo while opening the Court of Appeal criminal session at Fort Portal High Court today. The one-month session in Fort Portal will handle 55 cases and will be presided over by a panel of three judges; Justices Kenneth Kakuru, Fredrick Egonda Ntende and Lady Justice Elizabeth Musoke.
Last month, Irumbas lawyer Solomon Webale Araali met the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, officials from Ministry of Lands and the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness and agreed to open the boundaries on the disputed land to ascertain the owner. The exercise was supposed to be carried out this month.
The Chief Justice made the declaration on Monday while responding to complaints about the disappearance of case files at Fort Portal High Court in Kabarole district. Katureebe says that the judiciary has already received 6 billion Shillings to finance the project.
Gerald Atuhaire, the Ntoroko District Police Commander and Brian Babishanga, the District Internal Security Officer were charged with murder and three accounts of aggravated robbery. Others are police officers Abdul Kyarimpa, Ivan Bakasaba and Irema Saulo Balimpa.
Justice Ojok found Kambarage guilty of humiliating Dr. Ephraim Basaliza, a Senior Veterinary Doctor in Kabarole district when he ordered him to kneel down during a meeting between farmers and Sub-county NAADS coordinators in 2009.
Ferdsult Engineering Services Limited, a company that signed a deal with Kabarole District Local Government to restock crater lakes in the area, has appealed against a court ruling cancelling the deal. Hours after the ruling on Wednesday, Owen Murangira and Geoffrey Kayanja, the lawyers representing Ferdsult filed an appeal at the Fort Portal High Court.
The MoU was challenged by a Fort Portal based human rights organization, Twerwaheno Listeners Club and six residents in areas surrounding crater lakes. They argued that they were not consulted during negotiations between the district and the firm and that the deal would deny them an opportunity to use the lakes.
Since its pilot in the High Court in Kampala, mid-2014, over 3,000 capital offenses have been completed through plea bargain. However, According to Justice Bamwine, the judiciary has received complaints that magistrates and judges do not respect the agreements made under the plea bargain initiative.
On Monday, Justice Anthony Ojok Oyuko dismissed the application, saying it didnt have any merit. Justice Oyuko said it will be unfair to allow Ferdsult to carry out fishing and yet the injunction was for both parties.