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JUDICIALLY STARTS PROCESS TO RETIRE KAVUMA

By UTN Reporter

Kampala. The judicially has started the process to retire the controversial Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma who turns 70yrs on 29th September.

The Chairperson of the Judicial Service Commission-JSC Justice Benjamin Kabiito says a road map for the retirement of Justice Kavuma has been drawn, adding that by July 2017, a replacement will be in place.

Justice Kabiito also says the exercise will see several other judges filled up. He says the judicially is doing thorough background checks on all the applicants, which will take up to end of May.

Justice Kabiito says shortlists will be pinned up in June, while interviews will follow suit in July before being forwarded to the President for a decision.

The Judicial Service Commission sent letters to different departments like Judiciary, Directorate of Public Prosecutions, and Uganda Law Society inviting them to select candidates to apply for the vacancies.

The vacancies include 2 Supreme Court Justices, 4 justices in the Court of Appeal/Constitutional Court and 16 Vacancies in the High Court.

Justice Kabiito emphasized integrity as key in the entire recruitment process, in the positions of Justices and Judges. He says the judicially will do thorough back ground checks, education a nd other aspects.

The Constitution provides that a judge of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal/Constitutional Court retires upon clocking the age of 70, while those of the High Court retire upon clocking the age of 65.

To be appointed a High Court judge, an advocate should have practiced law for at least 10 years.

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POLICE OFFICERS THREATEN TO CAUSE A MUTINY

BY KENNEDY MUHIRE:

Kampala - Police constables attached to the embattled field force unit/police have threatened to cause mutiny because of salary delay.The bitter constables have gone three years without receiving salary without any explanation from their bosses.

GOVERNMENT LOBBIES WORLD BANK ON HOUSING MORTGAGE

Government is negotiating with the World Bank to introduce Housing Mortgage facility as a way to promote a progressive housing and urban development plan for major cities and municipalities in the Country. This follows a plea by the World Bank to Government to improve housing facilities especially in urban Centers.

COURT QUASHES CSOs’ APPLICATION, ADMIT LAW DONS TO JUDGES’ BENCH

The Supreme Court in Kampala has this morning admitted the law dons at Makerere University as friends of Court known as Amicus Curiae in the Presidential election petition filed by former independent Presidential Candidate John Parick Amama Mbabazi. The Court also quashed an application by the Civil Society Organizations for the same. In the ruling read by Justice Stella Arach Amoko,

JUDGE SUED OVER DEBT

International Crimes Division (ICD) Judge Elizabeth Nahamya together with her husband Dr. Sam Nahamya have been sued before the Commercial Division of the High Court for allegedly failing to pay over shillings 120million being balance of a land purchase they made four years ago.

IThe petitioner of this suit Galton Fenzi, in his suit contends that

KANYAMUNYU OUT ON BAIL

By UTN Reporter

Kampala –The High Court in Kampala has granted bail to Joseph Kanyamunyu brother to murder suspect Mathew Kanyamunyu together with Cynthia Munwangari.

KAYIHURA SENDS DETECTIVES TO NALUFENYA

By UTN Reporter

Naguru - Police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura has relocated the Special Investigations Division-SID to Nalufenya, in Jinja.

MBABAZI CHALLENGE ELECTION OF HIS FORMER BOSS M7 IN SUPREME COURT

Supreme Court: There was tension at the Supreme Court as Journalists, Court Clerks and opposition supporters anxiously waited for Presidential Petitions from the candidates to beat the EC 10-days deadline.

These sounded to have lost hope, following denial of FDC NEC Members who

Police defends imported ‘mambas’

Kampala - Uganda Police Force has confirmed purchasing a fleet of new vehicles to quell any form of violence during and after the February 18 polls. The new fleet of equipment is part of police build-up and the process of purchasing them started two years ago in a bid to replace the outdated ones. With only few days to the election day, Uganda police force says

FATHER DRAGS JOURNALIST TO COURT

Kampala - A student of Kyambogo University Winfred Natongo together with a local TV Station General Manager Semei Wesaali are charged before Buganda road court with Criminal libel, in relation to a publication concerning Rev. Father Jacinto Kibuuka.

Its alleged that the two held a press conference and caused a publication