The Judicial Service
Commission has launched a
small claim procedure at Kamwenge court.
The small claim
procedure covers civil claims whose subject matter value does not exceed 10 million Shillings. It is often used
in matters arising out of the supply of goods, debts, and rent. The procedure embraces mutual agreements between parties eliminating
the use of the lawyers
and matters can be resolved within less than 30 days.
Lillian Buchan, the acting
assistant registrar in small claim procedure courts said the aim of launching
the small claims procedure is to ease justice of civil cases with claims that do not exceed 10 million
says the launch in Kamwenge also intends to reduce the backlog of petty cases in the
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Deo Akugizibwe, the
Judicial communications officer said, that the small claim procedure will help the common man to access justice within the
shortest possible time and reach. Akugizibwe is also optimistic that the program will eliminate wrangles resulting from small debt cases.
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Kamwenge District Police Commander Richard Asiimwe says the program is timely, considering the number of cases that fall in the
small claims category that are reported to be on the rise.
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who attended the launching on Friday welcomed the system saying it’s a blessing
to the district. They requested the team to extend such programs to handle
cases including domestic violence and land which also remain high.
The small claims procedure does not cover claims against the government, Family disputes
relating to the management of an estate, Contracts of service
and contracts for service,
Suits for defamation, wrongful arrest, wrongful
imprisonment, malicious prosecution, and seduction.
It also excludes petitions
for divorce, nullification of marriage or separation of spouses and claims
concerning the validity of a will.