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Inspectorate of Court Withdraws from Journalists Assault Case

The Inspectorate of Courts which was part of the team investigating the recent assault of two journalists by Paul Waninda the Registrar for planning and Development, has stepped aside from the investigation.

Immaculate Busingye, the Inspectorate registrar, in a letter to UJA explained their exit from the case, saying that the constitution under Article 147 (I) (d) gives powers to the Judicial Service Commission to investigate complaints against all judicial officers.

“Since you had already lodged your complaint with Judicial Service Commission, I am of the opinion that you continue with that angle such that we don’t have parallel investigations,” Busingye wrote.

Busingye also wrote to the Judiciary’s Chief Registrar, her worship Esta Nambayo, informing her about their decision to pull out.

“I am of the opinion that the matter be left to Judicial Service Commission to investigate.”

Last week the Uganda Journalists Association dragged Waninda to High Court seeking compensation of up to 300 million shillings in total.

On 24th April 2019 while at the Commercial Court Kampala in Kampala, covering the case in which Waninda is accused of land grabbing, he slapped Erica Yiga from Salt Television destroyed his camera and as Hanington Kisakye from S24 TV tried to ask why his colleague had been assaulted Waninda turned against  him also and grabbed him by the collar.

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