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Katureebe vows to ensure justice

By Vision Reporter

Added 18th November 2005 03:00 AM

SUPREME Court judge Bart Katureebe has pledged that he will uphold the constitution and dispense justice without fear or favour.

SUPREME Court judge Bart Katureebe has pledged that he will uphold the constitution and dispense justice without fear or favour.

By Richard Komakech

SUPREME Court judge Bart Katureebe has pledged that he will uphold the constitution and dispense justice without fear or favour.

Katureebe, the latest Supreme Court appointee said, “It is quite a heavy responsibility, but I assure all of you here that I will do my best to do justice.”

Katureebe, a former Justice Minister and Attorney General was bidding farewell to fellow advocates at a party organised by Kampala Associated Advocates (KAA), a firm he co-founded.

Katureebe who left law school in 1975 has also worked as a state attorney. He was Chairman of the New Vision’s board of directors until appointment.

“I think I would like to be in the footsteps of (King) Solomon and I keep praying for that wisdom to be a judge who dispenses justice without fear or favour,” he said.

He said he’d made an oath to dispense justice and he would live by the oath and as well work to improve the judiciary in Uganda.

Katureebe who spoke highly of the current Supreme Court bench said the overall job of the court is to do justice, and “with my colleagues, we shall dispense justice.”

“It is no use calling investors when they won’t find justice in the courts, and no use passing laws when they won’t be interpreted properly. I will be strict, I will be firm, but I promise you, I will remain very respectful you,”

“Congratulations on advancing to the place every lawyer aspires to go to. It is not the judiciary alone to benefit, but the legal profession and the country,” said Peter Kabatsi, a partner at KAA.

MTN chairman, Charles Mbire who presented Katureebe a poetic plague on justice described him as a man of integrity.

The party was graced by culture minister Sam Bitangaro, top bank chiefs including Bank of Uganda governor, Tumusiime Mutebile, managing directors David Cutting (Standard Chartered), Richard Byarugaba (Nile Bank), EADB director general Godfrey Tumusiime.

Justice Yorakamu Bamwine, Uganda Law Society president Moses Adriko and top city advocates also attended.

Katureebe vows to ensure justice

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