Supreme Court starts hearing age limit appeal case

The Supreme Court in Kampala today morning began hearing an appeal challenging the upholding of the amendment of the lower and upper age limit in the Constitution. A group of three parties including the Uganda Law Society, lawyer Male Mabirizi and 11 MPs led by Winnie Kiiza are challenging the judgment by the Constitutional Court that okayed the removal of presidential age limit from the Constitution. A panel of 7…

11 Judicial Officers Transferred

The judiciary has transferred 11 judicial officers at the level of Registrars, Chief magistrates and Grade one magistrates. According to a circular dated 13th January 2019 by the judiciary communication department, the changes were announced on 11th January by the Chief Registrar Ms Esta Nambayo who said that they will be effected on 1st February 2019 “Two of the transferred judicial officers have just returned from their study leave abroad…

OPINION: Understanding Police Bond and Court Bail

If there are two words that are widely misrepresented in the entire criminal justice system, it is the Police bond and court bail. These two are associated with corrupt tendencies. Legally, the two are rights and surely, the Police bond is totally free of any charges. Unfortunately, whenever a suspect is released from Police custody on Police bond, many people, including some political actors, complain and allege that Police officers…

Uganda Police mourns death of Director of Police Band

The Uganda Police Force is mourning the passing of Commissioner of Police (CP) Josephine Kakooza who was the Director of the famed Police band. CP Kakooza was eulogised by the Inspector General of Police in a statement released on January 11th 2019. Commissioner Kakooza was born on June 8, 1955 and was at the time of her death the longest serving officer in the Uganda Police Force (nearly 50 years…