Muslim Women Petition Court to Formalize Kadhi Courts

The Islamic Women’s Initiative for Justice, Law, and Peace (IWILAP), a nonprofit organization, has petitioned the Constitutional Court in Kampala, seeking to compel the government to enact or pass a law to regulate Kadhi Courts such that they can operate formally.    According to the petition filed on Tuesday, the organization, together with its Executive…

Kwoyelo Recounts How Kony Spared His Life on ‘Holy Spirits’ Advice

Former warlord Thomas Kwoyelo has revealed that Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) spared his life on the advice of his spirits during their time in the Bush. This was part of the testimony Kwoyelo presented before the International Crimes Division of the High Court sitting at Gulu High Court. He…

UPDF Deserter Gets 35-Year Sentence, Another One Dismissed from the Forces

A court martial in Moroto district has handed down a 35-year jail term to Private Abraham Engwedu, aged 44 for desertion, a violation of section 146 of the UPDF Act 07 of 2005. The UPDF 3rd Division court-martial presided over by Col. Francis Kateraho, delivered the verdict on Sunday.  Engwedu is slated to serve his sentence…

Former NSSF MD Byarugaba Loses Case Seeking Contract Renewal

The High Court in Kampala has dismissed the case in which former Managing Director of National Social Security Fund Richard Byarugaba was challenging the decision not to renew his contract. The Civil Division Judge Musa Ssekaana on Friday dismissed the case on grounds that the decision by the Labour and Gender Minister Betty Among to…

Court Confirms Charges Against Kaweesi Suspected Killers

The International Crimes Division of the High Court in Kampala has confirmed charges of terrorism, aggravated robbery and murder against eight people accused of murdering the former Police Spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi.    Kaweesi was shot dead on March 17th, 2017 together with his bodyguard Kenneth Erau and driver Godfrey Mambewa in Kulambiro Nakawa Division…