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Rugunda, Katureebe discuss Karokora burial

By Betty Amamukirori

Added 1st September 2019 08:06 AM

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

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

KAROKORA       PRIME MINISTER    DEATH      BURIAL

   
Retired Supreme Court judge, Alfred Karokora died on Friday aged 82 years of natural causes.

According to Judiciary publicist, Solomon Muyita, the Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe and the Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda are now in talks on whether the deceased should be accorded an official burial or not.

“Until a decision is reached between the Executive and the Judiciary, the burial program cannot be confirmed,” he told New Vision through a phone interview.

Sources close to the family of the deceased said that the retired judge who served in the judiciary for 43 years had been battling hypertension for a while and the situation deteriorated when he received news of his son’s fatal accident.

The source said the son got an accident four days ago and is currently in a coma and admitted in Mbarara hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

“His pressure became unstable when he got the news and he passed on while on the way to the hospital,” the source said.

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

He first studied pharmacy at Mulago Hospital Para Medical School (1959-1962) before proceeding to Nsamizi Law School for Lay Magistrates Diploma Course (1967). From there he proceeded to Makerere University where he received a law degree (1970-72) and then in 19723 he received his diploma in legal practice from the Law Development Centre.

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.

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, and since then he has been serving 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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