Speaking at the opening of a weeklong induction of new state attorneys at Hotel Brovad in Masaka City on Monday, Odumbi expressed concern that some prosecutors are falling short of expectations of their duties due to peculiar conducts that manifest in their methods of work.
Geofrey Ssekamanya and Vincent Musiige were remanded by the Masaka Chief Magistrate Sylvia Nvannungi, after they were charged with ten counts of impersonation, forgery and malicious damage to properties; offenses they allegedly committed in the various villages of Masaka city.
Bigirimana argues that the approach of remunerating judges and magistrates based on their individual performance levels in a given period of time will help to eliminate tendencies of laziness and unnecessary absenteeism of staff, which affects the timely dispensation of justice in the country.
Before the ruling, Richard Birivumbuka, the Masaka Resident Chief State Attorney on behalf of the Director of Public Persecution-DPP asked to withdraw their affidavits that sought to challenge the legislator's earlier bail applications.
Lukwago told the court that their clients, especially Ssewayana is currently bedridden because of ill health and could not attend court in person because he is admitted at Mulago National Referral Hospital. He revealed that they are afraid that Ssewanyana’s medical condition is gradually deteriorating and that he may even not live to stand trial.
Joseph Kizito, the LC I Chairperson of Bisanje Cell suspects that the deceased was murdered in a revenge attack by thugs for frustrating their evil operations in the area. He says that the deceased was killed by strangulation.
The money was recovered from 11,675 small claims disputes that were disposed of by the magistrates attached to the Masaka circuit through a more simplified and speedy process that does not subject parties to the long litigation route.
Nakimbugwe was dragged to court by Victoria Nawangi, an appointed administrator of Ssekandi's properties. Nawangi challenged Nakimbugwe’s occupancy of a commercial building on plot 14 Edward Avenue, and how she derived powers to collect rent from tenants of the said building.
The trio and others still at large allegedly stole 10 pairs of shoes, 20 suits, 12 neckties, a pair of robes and head wigs, several portraits, and other personal properties that belonged to the late retired judge.
Led by Erias Lukwago, the lawyers argue that current video conferencing facilities have failed to match up to the standards and intents hence inconveniencing court users through unnecessary delays in the delivery of justice.
Andrew Bugembe, a Top Class Learner at Leos Junior Primary School-Nyendo, mysteriously disappeared from his parents’ home in Kayirikiti village in the Nyendo-Mukungwe division on Wednesday. His parents Andrew Nyanzi and Jalia Naggayi reported the matter to the local authorities and the police, prompting a joint search.
The court couldn’t proceed due to the absence of the prosecutor. At some point, the magistrate was prompted to adjourn court for 20 minutes to allow the prosecutor more time to show up or send a representative in vain.
During the hearing, the prosecution told the court that in December 2017, Ssenkyama in his capacity as Malongo LC III chairperson unlawfully arbitrated in the matter of aggravated defilement against a twelve-year-old girl who was in primary five at Lwemiyaga primary school in Lwengo.