Murder Cases Top Karamoja Court Session

Murder cases top the criminal list to be tried at the High Court session in Moroto, Uganda Radio Network has established.
Justice Henrietta Wolayo, inspects a guard of honor mounted by the Uganda Police force in Moroto.

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Murder cases top the list of cases to be tried at the High Court session in Moroto, Uganda Radio Network has established. 

Justice Henrietta Wolayo, Soroti resident judge also overseeing Karamoja, will try a total of 33 murder cases during the 40 day criminal session that has opened today at the Chief Magistrate Court in Moroto.

Others are rape, 17, defilement, 19 and aggravated robbery, two cases. The cases range from 2013 to 2016.

Among the murder cases, one that has been given forethought is the shooting of former Nadunget Councilor aspirant, Raphael Eritoi, in the 2016 general elections. The five suspects will be tried after writing their confessions to court in the past months as having participated in the murder.

During a meeting held with stakeholders from Moroto district this morning at the court hall, Wolayo hailed efforts by the magistrate court in expending justice.

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Stakeholders asked the judge to find means of handling the huge case backlog in Karamoja, which according to prisons authority, stands at 210.

William Awany, officer in charge Moroto Central Prisons appeals to judiciary to speed up the trial.

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Andrew Napaja, the district chairperson Moroto says he believe justice will prevail for the persons in prison.

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A total of 80 inmates will be handled during the High Court criminal session after two years.