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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What you need to know about the Legal Aid Bill in Parliament.

To begin with, Legal Aid is defined as legal advice, assistance, representation, education, and mechanisms for alternative dispute resolution. The objective of this Bill is to consolidate, update and modernize the Law on Legal aid in Uganda and to codify Government’s obligation in relation to the provision of legal aid as contained in international legal…

August 14, 2019
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For a preliminary objection to stand, the error must be apparent abinitio, says Court Of Appeal

In The Case Of Butebi Investment Enterprises Limited V Kibalama Mugwanya Civil Application No.354 Of 2013 In The Court Of Appeal Of Uganda. CORAM; EZEKIEL MUHANGUZI, STEPHEN MUSOTA & REMMY KASULE, Judgement delivered on the 6th day of January 2020. This was a case where the Applicant applied to this Court to dismiss an Appeal…

April 28, 2020
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New Vision Crime Reporter Charles Etukuri ‘abducted’

Charles Etukuri, Investigative journalist and Senior Writer at the The New Vision was on Tuesday 13th February 2017, picked up from his workplace by security operatives in military fatigues This is believed to be in relation to his stories in the Saturday and Sunday Vision on the demise of a Finnish National at Pearl of Africa…

February 15, 2018
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The Unsworn Evidence of A Child Of Tender Years Who Is A Single Identifying Witness Must Be Corroborated Says The Court Of Appeal

In The Case Of Nsenga Edward V Uganda In The Court Of Appeal Of Uganda At Kampala Criminal Appeal No.054 Of 2014  The Hon. Justices of the Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Elizabeth Musoke, Hellen Obura & Ezekiel Muhanguzi in their judgment delivered on the 15th July, 2019 state that the unsworn evidence of a…

November 5, 2019
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A widow outranks the heir on the disposition of matrimonial property by will says Justice Godfrey Namundi

In the case of Herbert Kolya (through his attorney Miriam Nambi) versus Ekiriya Mawemuko Kolya Civil Suit No. 150 of 2016 On the 3rd of July 2020, Justice Godfrey Namundi, in his decision, held that it was unlawful for the late Israel Kikomeko Kolya to bequeath matrimonial property to his heir Herbert Kolya without his…

July 22, 2020
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Court Of Appeal Discusses The Mitigating Factors When Passing A Sentence

In The Case Of Wamusonze Wilson V Uganda (Criminal Appeal No. 319 Of 20100 [20019] UGCA 178. The Justices of the Court of Appeal JJA Elizabeth Musoke, Hellen Obura, Ezekeil Muhanguzi in their judgment delivered on the 25th June 2019 discuss mitigating factors before passing a sentence. It was an appeal arising from the decision…

September 4, 2019
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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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Constitutional Court judgement stops government from entering into transactions without an act of Parliament

LEGAL BRAINS TRUST V HASSAN BASSAJABALABA & 19 OTHERS CONSTITUTIONAL PETITION NO 04 OF 2012. CORAM: Hon. Justice Kenneth Kakuru, Hon Justice Geoffrey Kiryabwire, Hon Lady Justice Elizabeth Musoke, Hon Justice Cheborion Barishaki, Hon. Justice Stephen Musota. The judgment was delivered on 24th March 2020. Brief Facts. The petitioner, Legal Brains Trust Ltd, a Civil…

April 8, 2020
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Understanding the National Legal Aid Bill, 2019

Introduction An Act to consolidate, update, and modernize the law on legal aid in Uganda; to codify Government’s obligation in relation to the provision of legal aid to indigent or vulnerable persons; to create Justice Centres Uganda and designate them as the government agency responsible for providing legal aid on behalf of Government; repeal the…

January 27, 2021
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