In another separate petition concerning Justice Richard Buteera, Mabirizi says he doesn't have any issue with his integrity, but the Supreme Court Judge was appointed to a position that has not been vacant.
Mabirizi accuses Justice Ssekaana of misconduct and incompetence. This stems from the manner in which he handled a case challenging the appointment of Justice Simon Byabakama as the chairman of the Electoral Commission without resigning as a Justice of the Court of Appeal.
The system that was developed with the help of Strengthening Uganda’s Anti-Corruption Response Technical Advisory Facility –SUGAR TAF will enable court clients to register complaints wherever they are using their phones.
Members of the Judicial Service Commission-JSC have urged the public to demand for creation of Magisterial Areas in all the districts and regional Appeal Hubs to handle cases instead of travelling long distances to Kampala.
Speaking to journalists shortly after being approved by Parliaments Appointments Committee today, one of the members, former Sheema Woman MP Rosemary Nyakikongoro, says the debate should focus on Uganda losing key judicial officers when they are still needed in the system.
President Yoweri Museveni has finally named High Court Judge Benjamin Isingoma Kabiito as the new chairperson of the Judicial Service Commission--JSC. The appointment comes six months after the term of the old commission expired.
The Ugandan Constitution stipulates a four-year term contract which is subject to a one time renewal. However, Ogoola, who was first sworn in as the Chairman of the Commission in February 2012 is not eligible for a reappointment after clocking the mandatory retirement age of 70.
The Judiciary has carried out massive transfers that will affect 105 lower judicial officers, a move aimed at enhancing effective delivery of judicial services in the country. The judicial officers affected are of the ranks of assistant registrars, chief magistrates, magistrates Grade One and Two.
In a unanimous judgment, the three justices of the court; Remmy Kasule, Solomy Balungi Bbosa and Richard Butera held that the JSC did not accord justice Choudry an opportunity to defend himself against the complaint filed by the Uganda Law Society (ULS). The justices ruled that the omission was against the rules of natural justice.
The Constitutional Court on Wednesday temporarily stopped the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) from investigating Nakawa High Court Deputy Registrar Gladys Nakibuule Kisekka who is facing disciplinary charges and proceedings before the same commission.
Following the recent judicial Service Commission (JSC) promotions of 30 judicial officers to the ranks of Deputy Registrar, Assistant Registrar, Chief Magistrate and Grade One, the judiciary has responded by causing massive transfers and postings.
Prof Kanyeihamba was seeking courtâ€™s permission, to allow Justice Ogoola appear in court during the hearing and back their argument that the JSC that he heads; did not recommend Justice Odokiâ€™s name as a candidate for Judiciaryâ€™s top job.
In line with our mandate under the Uganda Law Society Act to protect and assist the public in Uganda in all matters touching, ancillary or incidental to the law; and to assist the Government and the courts in all matters affecting legislation and the administration and practice of law in Uganda, we write to record our concern over the said appointment. Our concern is not aimed at targeting the eminent personality appointed, but rather is a record of our effort, at this stage, to draw attention to the unconstitutional appointment and a request for Parliament to take into account matters herein raised in considering the President\'s request to appoint Mr. Benjamin Odoki....
The Judiciary has today been forced to suspend hearing some cases due to lack of operational funds for the month of June. The money amounting to one billion shillings has not yet been released by the Ministry of Finance. The announcement comes just a few hours after the Anti Corruption Court in Kololo suspended hearing the corruption case against top Ministry of Public Service officials due to lack of funds to run the session.