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Kabale Judicial Officers Accused of Suffocating Cases

They singled out Chief Magistrate Samuel Moses Ntende Kagoda, the Grade One Magistrate Raphael Vueni and Senior Resident State Attorney Batson Baguma accusing them of delaying justice and failing to avail copies of the rulings to complainants and accused persons.
Batson Baguma, the Kabale Senior Resident State Attorney

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A number of litigants in courts in Kabale districts have pinned magistrates and state attorney's for deliberately delaying cases before them.

They singled out Chief Magistrate Samuel Moses Ntende Kagoda, the Grade One Magistrate Raphael Vueni and Senior Resident State Attorney Batson Baguma accusing them of delaying justice and failing to avail copies of the rulings to complainants and accused persons.

Augustine Orikurungi, a resident of Kamukira cell in Kabale municipality shares the experience of his civil case that was never resolved when in the end; his case file mysteriously went missing.

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Rashid Tweteise another litigant accuses Baguma, the Senior Resident State Attorney for failing to provide guidance when he is approached. He narrates how Baguma ordered him never to return to his office even when he was following up on a case he filed.

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Kabale Resident District Commissioner Darius Nandinda says that his office has on several times received complaints pinning Magistrates for conniving with lawyers to Suffocate cases after receiving bribes from accused persons.  He describes the reports as unfortunate.

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But Kabale Senior Resident State Attorney Batson Baguma refutes the accusations as baseless. Baguma attributes the delay of judgment on cases to failure by complainants to produce witnesses before court in time.

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Kabale Grade One Magistrate Raphael Vueni accuses litigants of impatience.

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Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine however blames magistrates for laziness saying that both complainants and accused are supposed to have received their copies of judgments in less than two weeks.

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