Bamwine appoints new High Court civil and land heads, deploys new judges


Justice John Eudes Keitirima is the head of the Land Division of the High Court.

The Principal Judge Dr. Yorokamu Bamwine has Tuesday appointed Justice John Eudes Kieitirima to head the Land Division of the High Court.

In changes announces through a letter dated March 27, 2018, Mr Bamwined also appointed Judges Andrew Bashaija to head the Civil Division, Duncan Gaswaga to head the Executions Division and Godfrey Namundi to head the Family Division.

Justice Duncan Gaswaga will head the Executions Division.

“The deployments are with a view to attaining more efficient delivery of judiciary services,” Mr Bamwine said.

Justice Bamwine has also deployed all the recently-appointed judges and the changes in the management take immediate effect.

He, however, said the changes are subject to the usual completion of partly-heard cases in advanced stages at the current station and timely delivery pending judgments and rulings.

In other changes, Lady justice Margaret Oumo-Oguli moves to the International Crimes division as deputy head.

Among those remaining in their positions are, Lawrence Gidudu, who remains the head of the Anti-Corruption Court, deputised by Justice Margeret Tibuya.

At the International Crimes Court, Justice Moses Mukiibi will remain the head while Henrietta Wolayo remains deputy head of the civil division.

New Judges deployed:

Mr Bamwine has deployed the new judges – with former Chief Registrar Paul Gadenya Wolimbwa deployed in the judiciary projects division.

Judges Alex Ajiji (Lira), Cornelia Sabiiti (Land divison), Tadeo Asiimwe (Mbale), Olive Kazaarwe (Commercial Division), Jane Francis Abodo (Criminal), Musa Sekaana (Civil Division), Joyce Kavuma (Mbarara), Emmanuel Baguma (Gulu) and Richard Wejule Wabwire (Fort Portal) have been given their first assignment.

Museveni cautions

Last Friday, after judges took oath, President Yoweri Museveni urged them to be fair in their decisions.

The President also told the judges to be corruption free in a bid to guard the reputation of the Judiciary

He reminded them that the population has to first trust them and have confidence in them.

“So that when they come to you, they expect their cases to be decided fairly and without corruption,” he advised.

Also Katureebe reminded the judges to always uphold the oath of allegiance and judicial oath while making their decisions.



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