Chief Registrar Sarah Langa announced Justice Kasule’s retirement in a memo to the judges of the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, the High Court, registrars and magistrates. She said that Justice Kasule successfully completed his contract as justice of Appeal and the Constitutional Court on July 22 this year.
Solomon Muyita, the judiciary spokesperson, says that investigators have since discovered that no file is missing.Muyita notes that the judiciary is now waiting for the police's report to understand what could have happened and who raided the court.
Among those transferred is Fred Waninda, the acting Registrar of the Commercial Court in Charge of Planning, Performance and Development who was recently accused of assaulting a journalist attached to Smart 24 Television.
John Baptist Male, the LCI Chairperson of Namaliga East zone in Bombo Town Council says that it’s difficult to preside over a case without single coin yet the session takes time. He adds that they are also demoralized because higher courts always nullify their judgements.
On Wednesday last week, Waninda was caught on camera slapping a journalist working with Smart 24 television recording him after appearing before the Commercial Court to respond to against charges of landing grabbing.
According to the statics, the Supreme Court disposed of 112 cases including 51 cases that were brought forward from the previous years and 153 cases registered the same year. Supreme Court Judge, Stella Arach Amoko presented the report.
In his keynote address at the inaugural Benedicto Kiwanuka Memorial Lecture, Justice Wambuzi pointed out several incidences through which the mandate of the judiciary has been abused by politicians and government institutions over the years.
Lillian Buchana the Court Registrar in Charge of SCP says that last year, more than 3,000 cases were solved under the small claims procedure. She says that plans are underway to extend the programme to all parts of the country.
A 2017 report by the United Nations on different forms of violence against women over a 12 month period indicated that lifetime physical and sexual intimate Partner Violence stands at 30 while child marriages stood at 40.
The lawyers under their group, Network of Public Interest Lawyers says the courts of law are not ensuring justice and have resorted to hearing cases of suspects with torture marks instead of taking them to hospital.
EBD was established by an administrative circular issued by the Principle Judge to handle executions of High Court and Magistrates Courts within Kampala. The Division has three judges who are led by Duncan Gaswaga.
Justice Dollo says that the case, often against minors, constitute a bigger percentage of criminal cases handled by courts of law across the country, yet studies have established that the biggest percentage of cases remain unreported.
Wilson Obote, an inmate who spoke on behalf of the prisoners said called upon the judiciary to look into matters of people whose cases are just fabricated, even some who are in Prison being accused of crimes committee outside. He also said the judiciary should look at cases where prisoners or suspects are tortured by Police as they seek to get information.