Judicial Officers Urged to Think of the Ordinary Ugandan as they Dispense Justice
As the Judiciary continues to remember the good works of the first black Chief Justice of Uganda late Benedicto Kiwanuka; Judicial Officers are called on to emulate him for the promotion of human rights, the rule of law and justice for the ordinary Ugandan.
The occasion that was graced by the new Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo marks 48years today since that day when Ben Kiwanuka was blatantly dragged from his chambers in the High court building and disappeared; for he has never been seen or heard of since.
Key note Speaker Dr. Busingye Kabumba of Makerere University School of Law expressed dismay over several Ugandans that have been arrested and imprisoned during the COVID-19 Nation wide Lockdown for flouting curfew orders; as if the Courts could not do anything else for suspects like Bodaboda riders instead of sending them to prison for months to languish there.
This during the 3rd Ben Kiwanuka Memorial Lecture at the High court grounds in Kampala.
Kiwanuka was captured in September/1972 during Idi Amin’s Regime.