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Justice Alfred Karokora dies at 82

By Nelson Naturinda

Added 30th August 2019 08:28 PM

Karokora was a member of the Judicial Service Commission during which tenure, he contributed to the selection and recruitment of Judicial Officers in Uganda.

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Justice Karokora retired from the Judiciary after serving for 43 years. (File photo)

Karokora was a member of the Judicial Service Commission during which tenure, he contributed to the selection and recruitment of Judicial Officers in Uganda.

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KAMPALA - Retired Supreme Court judge, Justice Alfred Karokora, has died. 

According to sources, Karokora, 82, died on Friday of natural causes.

 

 Who is Justice Karokora?

Born on November 5, 1936, Justice Alfred Karokora (Emeritus) worked in the judiciary for over 43 uninterrupted years as a career Judicial Officer with vast experience on the bench.

Karokora studied pharmacy at Mulago Hospital Para Medical School (Pharmacy) before proceeding to Nsamizi Law School for Lay Magistrates Diploma Course.

He then went to Makerere University pursuing a degree in law, graduating in 1973 and headed to the Law Development Centre for the Post Graduate Diploma-Legal Practice

Karokora was a member of the Judicial Service Commission
during which tenure, he contributed to the selection and recruitment of Judicial Officers in Uganda.

He was a member of the International Association of Refugee Law Judges where he represented the Judiciary and the country at various Judicial conferences.

Karokora also worked in the Ankole Kingdom between 1963 and 1967, where he received in-service training by Senior Magistrates in the Kingdoms Chief Judge’s Chambers.

  arokora centre with former hief ustice enjamin doki Karokora (centre) with former Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki

 

In 1978, he was made Chief Magistrate, handling civil and criminal matters which were above the Jurisdiction of Grade One Magistrates, including appeals from Lay Magistrates.

In 1981, he was appointed Ag. Judge of the High Court of Uganda and in 1984, he was confirmed as a Judge of the High Court of Uganda.

Between 1996 and 2006, he was Justice of the Supreme Court of Uganda where he greatly contributed to the development of Jurisprudence in the country.

In November 2006, he retired from the Judiciary after serving for 43 years.

In 2008, he served as an arbitrator with the Centre for Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (CADER) Legal Consultant.

He has been involved in the training of Judges of Government of Southern Sudan on the newly adopted Common Law Legal system, with particular emphasis on human rights.

 

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