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The Kibuli Muslim faction on Friday named the new Supreme Mufti to replace the late Sheikh Zubair Kayongo who died in mid-April this year.

Sheikh Suleman Kasule Ndiringwa who has been the Kampala district Khadi and a prominent figure in the Muslim rival group, troche http://companyimpact.com/modules/mod_articles_news/tmpl/_item.php was announced at their headquarters in Kibuli as the new Supreme Mufti.

Sheikh Kayongo died from Agakhan hospital in neighboring Tanzanian capital Dare salaam on 16th April1015 and was temporarily succeeded by the 1st Deputy Sheikh Mahmud Kibaate who served in the acting position till today.

Sheikh Kibaate has maintained his original position and is now deputized by Sheikh Habiib Kabasa according to the same announcement.

Meanwhile the controversial motor mouthed Nuhu Muzaata Batte is now the new spokesman of the Kibuli faction replacing Sheikh Hassan Ibrahim Kiirya who was gunned down mysteriously in June.

Sheikh Kirya is the last Muslim figure to be assassinated on 30st June 2015 in Bwoyogerere.

A disciplinary council of five members has also been constituted led by Sheikh Ahmada Mukasa and deputized by Hajji Muhammad Kisambira.

Addressing the press after the announcement, viagra dosage http://cikza.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/3rd-party/polldaddy.php Sheikh Ndirangwa promised to struggle for the unity among Muslims in Uganda.
93 judicial officers at the ranks of registrars and chief magistrates have been reshuffled. The move has seen 49 registrars affected and 44 Chief Magistrates.

Some of the notable transfers include, more about http://chakraboosters.com/wp-content/plugins/revslider/settings/layer_settings.php Joyce Kavuma who has been the Assistant Registrar at Court of Appeal/Constitutional Court, here now moved to Nakawa Court; Deo Nizeyimana the Deputy Registrar at Court of Appeal, http://curcumincapsules.art14london.com/wp-admin/includes/admin-filters.php now moved to the High Court Criminal Division in the same capacity, and Esta Nambayo who was working at Land Division of the High Court, now moved to the Commercial Division of the High Court.

The Judiciary in a statement to the press revealed that the transfers were intended to fill the existing gaps in judiciary countrywide and to beef up those stations with a big number of case files like Nakawa High Court circuit that has been given two deputy registrars to help in handling the big numbers of files.

Other stations that have been given two deputy registrars are Executions Divisions of the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

According to the Chief Registrar of Courts of Judicature Paul Gadenya Wolimbwa, who is responsible for these transfers, all the affected judicial officers should be at their new stations on January 1 next year and that they should handover their respective offices as per the Standing Orders.

Further, the judiciary in its press release revealed that a new Registry has been created to cater for magistrates affairs and that it will be stationed at the High Court.

 
93 judicial officers at the ranks of registrars and chief magistrates have been reshuffled. The move has seen 49 registrars affected and 44 Chief Magistrates.

Some of the notable transfers include, information pills http://ctabuenosaires.org.ar/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-server.php Joyce Kavuma who has been the Assistant Registrar at Court of Appeal/Constitutional Court, recipe now moved to Nakawa Court; Deo Nizeyimana the Deputy Registrar at Court of Appeal, now moved to the High Court Criminal Division in the same capacity, and Esta Nambayo who was working at Land Division of the High Court, now moved to the Commercial Division of the High Court.

The Judiciary in a statement to the press revealed that the transfers were intended to fill the existing gaps in judiciary countrywide and to beef up those stations with a big number of case files like Nakawa High Court circuit that has been given two deputy registrars to help in handling the big numbers of files.

Other stations that have been given two deputy registrars are Executions Divisions of the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

According to the Chief Registrar of Courts of Judicature Paul Gadenya Wolimbwa, who is responsible for these transfers, all the affected judicial officers should be at their new stations on January 1 next year and that they should handover their respective offices as per the Standing Orders.

Further, the judiciary in its press release revealed that a new Registry has been created to cater for magistrates affairs and that it will be stationed at the High Court.

 
Over 100 people have petitioned the Constitutional Court challenging prosecution of civilians before military Courts.

The group led by Rtd Capt Amon Byarugaba, information pills http://compspoultry.com.au/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-background-updater.php Hasibu Kasiita and Mathias Rugira contend that military courts have exercised criminal jurisdiction over civilians which is in contravention with the constitution which requires civilians to be tried by a civilian court or tribunals authorized by law.

They add that the military courts try civilians with offices which are a preserve of the civil authority.

Through their lawyers of Rwakafuzi and Co Advocates, http://culture.you-ng.it/wp-includes/default-widgets.php the group contends that the accused persons before the military courts who are granted legal aid are availed military lawyers only yet military lawyers are not governed by the Advocates Act and have their allegiance to the military and not to their clients which contravenes the constitution.

Rwakafuzi claims that the military lawyers are appointed for a term of one year and they are removed before the completion of the trial which prejudiced the accused persons in preparation of their defense.

The group now wants constitutional court to declare that military courts have no jurisdiction to try civilians for civil offences.

They are also seeking Court to declare that military courts are not independent and impartial courts as required by law.

They further want the Constitutional Court to free all civilian who were convicted by the military courts and are serving sentences


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