KAMPALA. The Judiciary has transferred at least 22 judicial officers at different levels including 10 judges have been transferred in the latest reshuffle.
In a June 7 circular signed by Principle Judge Yorokamu Bamwine and Chief Registrar Paul Wolimbwa Gadenya the Judiciary said the transfers seek to fill gaps in some courts and improve service delivery.
“The transfers are also intended to rotate officers who have stayed in their stations for more than two years and to place others in appropriate stations,” Gadenya said.
The transfers were done in consultations with the Chief Justice, he said, adding that the redeployment of judges in the various high court divisions and circuits is to take effect from August 15.
“They are subject to completion of any part-heard cases in advanced state at the current station and the pending judgments and rulings as per the recommendation of the case backlog Reduction committee,” the statement reads in part.
The high court judges transferred are Lady Justice Flavia Anglin Senoga, from the execution division to criminal division at the High Court. She will be replaced at the Execution Division with Justice Christopher Madrama Izama, currently at the Commercial Division of the High Court.
Mbarara Resident Judge David Matovu moves to the Family Division of the High Court, replacing Lady Justice Alexandra Nkonge Rugadya, who will in August take over at the Land Division. Also moving from the Family Division is Lady Justice Jane Kiggundu, who will take over a new responsibility at the International Crimes Division of the High Court.
Justice Henry Isabirye Kawesa, the senior resident judge for Mbale, will join Judge Rugadya at the Land Division.
Other changes will see Lady Justice Patricia Basaza Wasswa for the Civil Division move to the Executions Division, while Justice Ezekiel Muhanguzi of the Executions Division will also take up new responsibilities at the International Crimes Division.
Meanwhile, in other changes for the justices, Dr Flavia Zeija, of Masaka High Court circuit, will move to Mbarara High Court Circuit
As Justice Joseph Murangira of the Criminal Division takes over in Mubende High Court Circuit.
The changes that will see deputy registrate Muse Musimbi of the Executions Division move to the Inspectorate of Courts, will also affect 10 Grade One Magistrate and One Grade Two Magistrate in Ldyia Wabuze, who moves from Mityana to Kisoro.
All the magistrates’ transfers are effective July 1, according to Gadenya, whereas Musimbi, the only transferred registrar, will take up his new posting next week “to allow him time to prepare for his retirement in the last half of the year.”
|MAGISTRATES GRADE ONE – Effective 1st July 2017|
|3.||Bwambale Daniel B.||Mityana||Hoima|
|4.||Nakato Josephine D.||Rukungiri||Adjumani|
|5.||Tindyebwa C.K. Adyeri||Rukungiri||Masaka|
|8.||Kyomuhangi Happy Anne||Masaka||Bududa|