The court staff that had already been disrupted by the heavy deployment ahead of the appearance of three suspects in the murder case of former police spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi was seen running up and down to organise their offices.
There was panic at
Nabweru Chief Magistrate’s Court in Nansana Municipality in Wakiso District on
Thursday afternoon following an impromptu visit by the Judiciary
Anti-Corruption task force.
The court staff that
had already been disrupted by the heavy deployment ahead of the appearance of
three suspects in the murder case of former police spokesperson, Andrew Felix
Kaweesi was seen running up and down to organise their offices.
“These are not here for suspects they are judiciary
officers,” one of the staff who saw the team arriving at the main entrance was
overheard alerting her colleague and as she rushed to wear her staff identity
On July 30, the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe
appointed an eight-member Taskforce to investigate allegations of corruption in
Vincent Mugabo, the Judiciary Spokesperson says that they
chose to visit Nabweru given the fact that it's one of the courts where
complaints of extortion have been received.
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Upon their arrival, the task force members led
by the Inspector of Courts Dr. Immaculate Busingye called for a closed door meeting
with all staff that lasted for almost two hours.
As the meeting was going on, there was a heated
debate among people who had come to attend court. Alex Lutwaama, one of the
people at court noted that corruption within the judiciary is slowly tagging
price to justice.
“We can no longer get justice as the rich can determine what
is true and wrong using the power of money,” Lutwaama lamented.
The Former Nansana Municipality Member of
Parliament, Wakayima Musoke who was at the court to bail out a suspect also
decried corruption within judiciary.
He was pessimistic that the task force
will be able to name and shame implicated officers.
Mugabo notes that the task force is still
carrying out investigations after, which they will submit a report to the