Justice Stephen Kavuma ‘Sick’

Hearing of the appeal filed in court by jailed former Ministry of Public Service Accountant Christopher Obey, this who wants the appellant court to set aside his conviction and 10 year sentence, viagra didn’t take place today as scheduled, stomach due to the absence of the trial judge.

The matter was slated to be heard today by the Deputy Chief Justice Stephen Kavuma, who however called in sick.

The court registrar in charge criminal matters Didas Muhummuza revealed that the judge was seriously sick and adjourned the matter to Monday 27th February.

This however, comes only days after Justice Kavuma was accused by fellow judges of same Court of Appeal of delaying judgments by giving sickness excuses.

The judges recently petitioned the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe, seeking Kavuma’s interdiction. These claimed through an anonymous whistle blower that Kavuma was stalling cases in the court and only acting on controversial cases with a political bearing.

In November last year the Anti-corruption judge Lawrence Gidudu sentenced Christopher Obey  to 10years with two other officials, and also ordered them to refund Shs 50billion out of the
88billion that was meant for payment of pensioners and got misappropriated.

In his application before the court of appeal, Obey says he’s battling incurable diseases in detention and the moment he is left in prison for the ten years; his life would be put at stake.

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