Judge to decide case against Judiciary’s Registrar next month
Kampala High Court Judge Andrew Bashaija has asked for written evidence in the case where Uganda Journalists Association (UJA) sued Judiciary’s Registrar in charge of planning and administration Fred Waninda, for battering Journalists Hannington Kisakye and Eric Yiga while executing their lawful duties in April this year.
The Journalists work with Smart 24 and Salt media respectively.
Justice Bashaija was to orally hear the matter today July 11 but he could not proceed due to more defence evidence that was being filed by the accused Registrar, which also necessitated Uganda Journalists Association lawyers to respond to it.
It is against this background that Justice Bashaija decided to give both parties in this case up to August 2 to file written submissions, after which he will give his Judgment on of August 23 this year.
Waninda was seen in video on social media, assaulting the two journalists on April 24 this year at the Commercial Court premises in Kampala while covering a case in which he is accused of grabbing 13 acres of land in Mukono District.
The Journalists want court to order Waninda pay them Shs 100m as compensation for the physical and psychological torture, stress, inhumane treatment and violation of their right to information.
The Journalists also want an additional 50mshs for damages and a replacement of the Nikon D3100 camera that the Registrar allegedly broke.