Katureebe unveils corruption probe team

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Katureebe unveils his taskforce

The Chief Justice, Bart M. Katureebe, earlier today inaugurated an eight-man Taskforce, headed by the Inspector of Courts, Ms. Immaculate Busingye, to investigate allegations of corruption in the Judiciary.

The ceremony took place at Judiciary headquarters in Kampala.

The team has 60 days to investigate and report back to the Chief Justice.

Katureebe told the team to interface with a team of vision group to understand the scope and purpose of their ongoing project on exposing corruption in the judiciary.

Some of the members

The taskforce will receive the media recordings with a view of identifying the implicated staff, who would then be invited to have an interface with the team.

The chief justice substituted one member, the UJOA President Godfrey Kawesa, with an executive member to allow him concentrate on the busy schedule of UJOA and his other docket as lead researcher for the judiciary.

He equally added to the taskforce Patrick Barugahare, the principal human resource-judiciary as well as Eva Kentaro-Mugerwa an advocate representing Uganda Law Society.

The other Task force members are HW Vincent Emmy Mugabo(Registrar/Public Relations Officer), HW Susan Abinyo (Registrar Magistrates Affairs and Data Management), HW Ayebare Tumwebaze (Assistant Registrar in the Office of the Chief Registrar/Projects),and Mr. Solomon Muyita (Senior Communications Officer).

The Instrument further states that the Chief Justice may extend the tenure of the Task force if need arises.

The taskforce

On July 9, the Chief Justice welcomed efforts by Vision Group to expose acts of bribery and corruption tendencies in the courts.

Justice Katureebe subsequently had an interface with the media organization stop editors, partly to commend them for the efforts, but also caution them against sensationalizing the issue of corruption in the courts.

The Chief Justice said his administration would ensure that any court staff captured receiving a bribe will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

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