High Court judge Rubby Opio Aweri has said there is need to regularly train East African judicial at regional level in order to standardise their judgments. Aweri, the acting principal judge, was on Friday closing a two-day workshop for judges and justices of the East African Community held at Lake Victoria Serena Resort. The workshop, with the theme â€˜judgment-writingâ€™, was organised by the East African Judicial Education Committee and the Uganda Judicial Studies Institute. The judge said it was an important step in operationalising the treaty for the establishment of the East African Community.
Priests console vice president
Over 20 priests from Kampala on Friday visited Vice-President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya to console him over the loss of his 26-year-old son, Brian Bukenya. Msgr. Charles Kimbowa led the requiem mass at Bukenyaâ€™s residence in Kakiri. Brian, a graduate of law from UKâ€™s Coventry University, died on November 7 in car accident on the Mityanaâ€“Kampala road. The congregation was, however, surprised when Bukenya explained how he had spent the sh50m condolence money. He said he gave sh20m to Brianâ€™s fiancÃ©e and the balance was injected in the Brian Bukenya Leadership Award, a charity that was started by Brianâ€™s friends.
Treason suspects tried
The 14 treason suspects of the Patriotic Front rebel group have been sent to the High Court for trial. The suspects, including a journalist, Patrick Otim, former LRA rebels Lt. Emmy Oryem and Phillip Onekomon, were yesterday in the High Court, after prosecutor Lillian Omara said the Police had gathered enough evidence. The suspects appeared before magistrate Geoffrey Sayekwo, for the offence committed between 2006 and May 2009 in eight districts including Masindi and Kampala. The new rebel group was allegedly formed by the Acholi in the diaspora to replace the Lordâ€™s Resistant Army. Other suspects were Francis Akena and Deovelente Menya.