The one-month session which will be conducted via Zoom Technology will handle 40 cases and will be presided over by a panel of three judges; Justice Elizabeth Musoke, Justice Remmy Kasule and Justice Stephen Musota.
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The Court of Appeal criminal session has opened at the High Court in
The one-month session which will be conducted via Zoom Technology will handle
40 cases and will be presided over by a panel of three judges; Justice Elizabeth
Musoke, Justice Remmy Kasule and Justice Stephen Musota. Cases include 26 murder
appeal cases, three aggravated robbery cases and three of rape.
The Acting Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, while opening the
session on Tuesday at Mbarara High Court assured inmates that justice will be
dispensed through the Zoom Technology.
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Justice Musoke said the session was supposed to be in March but
was halted following the outbreak of Covid-19.
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Among the prominent cases is the murder of six people in Kiruhura
district in 2013. Daniel Karuhanga and his employees; Timuzigu, Turyahabwe,
Turyamureba, Ntwirenabo and Tumwine were hacked to death from their rooms at
night. The assailants also stole the deceased’s vehicle and 12 million
In 2016, the High Court in Mbarara three people Mathew Mugoha, Amon Twabaje and
James Asiimwe were sentenced to 81 years in jail for murder. However, they
appealed against the ruling.