Over 30 judges transferred in new changes in the judiciary

A total of 33 judges have either been transferred or been deployed in the latest changes made in the judiciary.

According to the transfers announced by the judiciary, Justice David Wagutsi who has been the head of the Commercial Division of High Court has been transferred to head the International Crimes Division whereas Justice Wilson Masalu Musene who has been the Fort Portal resident judge has been sent to Soroti.

Justice Henry Adonyo has been moved from the International Crimes Division to the Commercial Division whereas Lady Justice Margret Tibulya has been moved from the Anti-Corruption division to the Land Division.

Lady Justice Lydia Mugambe has been moved from the Civil Division to the Criminal Division of the High Court whereas Justice Duncan Gaswaga has been moved from the Execution and Bailiffs Division to the Commercial Division of the High Court.

New judges deployed

The 12 newly appointed judges have also been involved in the latest changes that have seen them deployed, following their swearing-in early this week presided over by President Museveni.

The latest changes have seen Lady Justice Esta Nambayo taken to the Civil Division, Isaac Muwaata has been sent to Gulu as the resident judge whereas Vincent Emmy Mugabo is now the new resident judge for Kabale.

Jane Okuo has been deployed as a judge of the Anti-Corruption court whereas Suzan Abinyo has been sent to the Commercial Division of the High Court.

The new changes in the judiciary have also seen Justice Boniface Wamala deployed to the Commercial Division, whereas Lady Justice Jeane Rwakakoko is the new resident judge for Jinja.

“For those in service, the transfers take effect from January 1, 2020, subject of course to the usual completion of partly heard cases in advanced stages and delivery of pending judgments and rulings at their current stations,” the circular by the outgoing Principal Judge, Yorokamu Bamwine reads in part.

According to Bamwine, all changes have been made “with a view of attaining more efficient delivery of judicial services”.

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