Abodo explains that they used to be 324 Prosecutors but some of them have since crossed from the office of the DPP to the Judiciary looking for greener pastures and currently they are about 300 prosecutors handling a population of more than 40 million people which makes them get strained with work.
The four were arrested, charged and remanded on November 28, for attacking the District Service Commission offices (DSC) and ejecting the acting secretary of the commission. It is said that the group also removed from the notice board, a list of candidates that had been shortlisted for interviews and locked the commission offices.
On his part, the Deputy Chief Justice Richard Buteera who has equally witnessed the administration of oaths, has warned the Magistrates against poor writing of judgments and late delivery of their decisions which he says is one of the noticeable vices in the Judiciary.
Through his lawyers of Kabega, Bogezi and Bukenya and Co Advocates, Walusimbi says Justice Wolayo erred in fact and law when she ruled that Wakayima possessed the minimum academic qualification for election as Member of Parliament whereas not.
Security has since held Kirevu’s widows and sister incommunicado, which prompted them to sue the Inspector General of Police – IGP, the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence – CMI, the Director of Criminal Investigations Department – CID, the Commandant of Special Investigations Unit – SIU and the Attorney General- AG.
The State Attorney, Peter Mugisha strongly objected to the bail application, arguing that although Ssegirinya has not yet been convicted, the charges against him show that he is not a responsible member of society.
Matovu has tabled evidence to show he suffered a lot of trauma, physical and mental anguish for which he is seeking 500 million shillings in compensation for the violation of his right to liberty, freedom from torture by the respondents.
Chapter Four Uganda’s activities were suspended a few days prior to the withdraw of criminal charges of money laundering against its Executive Director Nicholas Opiyo whose organization had been accused of allegations of funding terror.
On Tuesday, the suspects appeared before the General Court Martial at Makindye where they pleaded not guilty to murder. The Court-Martial Chairperson Lt General Andrew Gutti remanded the suspects to Kitalya up to January 4.
Justice Ssekaana said that the rules do not provide for witnesses having and presenting their National ID before court before testifying but it is critical since some lawyers connive with litigants to present impersonators for testimony.
The Chief justice warned judicial officers that taking bribes and engaging in other forms of corruption shall not only tarnish their name but affect their career. He says the salaries they earn are not that high but are sufficient to facilitate them if they managed the well.
In a leaked notice dated 20th November addressed to the electoral commission, Niwagaba and his lawyers, M/S Lukwago and Company Advocates, M/S Barirere Muhangi, and Company advocates, Muhangi indicates that he has withdrawn from handling the case. Muhangi did not give details and explanation behind his withdrawal from the case.
When asked why someone must be buried close to his grandfather and father, the Katikkiro's emmisary stated that the reason is to stop the ghosts from haunting those who remain. When asked to confirm during cross-examination that burying someone away from the ancestral home is not an abomination, he hesitantly confirmed that is was not an abomination...but hastened to add that it would be good that the customs are followed so as to restrain the ghost especially where there's no Will”.