Court Set Timelines in Journalists’ Case Against Registrar

High Court judge Andrew Bashaija has set timelines within which submissions will be heard in the case in which two journalists through the   Uganda Journalists Association (UJA) accuse Fred Waninda, the Judiciary’s Registrar in Charge of Planning and Administration of battering them while on their lawful duties

The two journalists Hannington Kisakye and Eric Yiga working with Smart 24 and Salt Media had turned up in court today for hearing in company of their lawyers, but asked an adjournment to enable them reply to Waninda’s affidavit which they received last evening.

This prompted the trial judge to issue a timeline for the case, whereby both sides were given up to 2nd August to file their submission and reply to the rejoinders.

The judge also set 23rd August 2019 as the date at which he will deliver his ruling.

Journalists accuse Waninda of assaulting them on April 24th at the Commercial Court in Kampala where they were covering a case in which he is accused of grabbing 13 acres of land in Mukono district.

These want court to compel the Registrar to pay them 150 million shillings each in compensation of the inhumane treatment and violation of their rights


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