Hon Justice Stephen Mubiru makes a sentence of three years to a Juvenile for Murder in the High Court of Uganda Sitting at Gulu

Criminal Sessions case No. 175 of 2017 Judgment on 26thSeptember 2018 The juvenile offender in this case was indicted on one count of Murder contrary to Section 188 and 189 of the Penal Code Act. Facts It is alleged that the juvenile offender on the 18th day of September, 2016 murdered a one Akongo Margaret….

December 13, 2018
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Juveniles sent to remand home for 12 months for Aggravated Defilement in the case of Uganda v Acire John & 3 others in the High Court of Uganda sitting at Gulu

Criminal Sessions Case No. 284 of 2018 before: Hon Justice Stephen Mubiru. Judgment was entered on the 24th August, 2018 The two accused and two juvenile offenders were jointly indicted with the offence of Aggravated Defilement contrary to Section 129 (3) and (4) (a) of the Penal Code Act. Brief facts It was alleged that…

December 13, 2018
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Why Hajji Abdallah Kitata’s Case Was Before Military Court And Not High Court (Criminal Division) Sitting At Kampala

The Applicant, Abdulla Kitata, filed an application for Bail pending a trial by a Notice of Motion stated to be brought under Articles 23(6)(a), 43(2)(b), 50(1) 120(5) and 250(4) of the Constitution of Uganda, Section 14 of Trial on indictments Act, Rules 2 and 4 of Judicature (Criminal Procedure) Application Rules and all other enabling…

December 13, 2018
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How The Arua Incident Ended Up In The High Court Of Uganda Sitting At Gulu Before Hon Justice Stephen Mubiru: The Case Of Uganda V Hon. Kassiano Ezati Wadri & 31 Others

Brief facts This ruling arises from the decision of the Chief Magistrate of Arua, who by letter dated 17th August, 2018in its own invoked the provisions of section 48 of the Criminal Procedure Code Act. It empowers the High Court to call for and examine the record of any criminal proceedings before any magistrate’s court…

November 5, 2018
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Justice Stephen Mubiru Makes A Sentence Of Five-Year Imprisonment In The Case of Uganda V Kapondo Charles Criminal Case No. 0177 Of 2016

This case came up on 10th January 2018, in a special session for plea bargaining. The accused was indicted with the offence of Aggravated Defilement contrary to section 129 (3) and 4 (a) of The Penal Code Act. Facts On 19th September, 2016 the victim was sent to go and uproot cassava in the garden….

October 29, 2018
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Justice Stephen Mubiru Makes A Sentence Of Three Years For Defilement In The Case Of Uganda v Adubango Criminal Case No. 0012 Of 2017

This case came up on 10th January 2018, in a special session for plea bargaining. The accused was indicted with the offence of Simple Defilement contrary to section 129 (1) of The Penal Code Act. Brief Facts It was alleged that on 22nd February 2016 at Palley West Village in Nebbi District the accused had…

October 29, 2018
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Justice Kavuma Confirms Conditions For Bail To Be Granted Pending An Appeal In The Case of Kalungi Abubaker Alias Manirak v Uganda

The Application was brought under article 23(6) of the constitution and Section 40 (2) of the criminal procedure code act, Section 132 (4) of the Trial on Indictments Act and rule 6, 2 (a) of the Judicature (Court of Appeal Rules) Directions Sections 1 13-10. The application seeking orders granting the applicant bail pending the…

October 22, 2018
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High Court Highlights the Ingredients of Aggravated Rape in Uganda V Kayondo David Case

Section 129 (1) of The Penal Code Act provides that: (1) Any person who unlawfully has sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of eighteen years commits an offence and is liable to suffer death. Mention the ingredients of the Aggravated Rape Brief Facts The accused, on the 15thday of May 2015 had sexual…

October 22, 2018
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Justice Stephen Mubiru Clarifies the Law on Civil Imprisonment

What is Detention for a Civil Wrong? Detention in civil prison is competent for failure to pay monetary awards, fines for contempt of court and for willful failure to perform a decree that orders specific performance (a decree ad factum praestandum) where court is satisfied that the non-performance is willful.  There are two reasons why…

October 13, 2018
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Speech by the Chief Justice Hon. Bart Katureebe at the Launch of the Judiciary Score Card

Address By Hon. Justice Bart M. Katureebe, Chief Justice Of Uganda At The Launch Of The Cepil Report On The Judiciary Scorecard 2018 Held At Serena Kampala Hotel On 28th March, 2018  The Hon. The Deputy Chief Justice The Hon. The Principal Judge The Hon. Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs The Hon. Attorney General…

June 14, 2018
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