The Judiciary has transferred 2 of its judges; Wilson Masalu Musene and John Wilson Kwesiga who have been heading the High court Criminal and Land divisions respectively.
The shake- up contained in an administrative circular dated 29th/November 2016 issued by the Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine, the also saw Justice Andrew Bashaijja elevated to head the Land division and Justice Elizabeth Kabanda who has been the caretaker judge of Mpigi High court returning to Criminal and Family High court divisions.
High Court Judge, Wilson Masalu Musene, who has been head of Criminal Division has been transferred to the new High Court Circuit in Mpigi.
The Principal Judge, Dr Yorokamu Bamwine, in an Administrative Circular on November 29, also transferred Justice John Wilson Kwesiga as head of High Court Land Division to now head the Criminal Division.
Hon. Mr. Justice Dr. Andrew Bashaija who has been deputising Justice Kwesiga in the Land Division has now been elevated to head the Land Division.
Further to my administrative circular No. 1 of 2016 and in consultation with the Hon. Chief Justice, adjustments are hereby made in staff deployments for more effective delivery of service, Dr. Bamwine said in the Circular.
The re-deployments are with immediate effect, subject of course to the usual completion of all partly heard cases in advanced stage at the old station.
The Circular further names Hon. Mr. Justice Godfrey Namundi the new deputy Head of the Land Division. Hon. Lady Justice Elizabeth Kibula Kabanda, who has been caretaker judge of the Mpigi Circuit, returns to the Criminal and Family Divisions of the High Court.
The Secretary to the Judiciary and the Registrar High Court are by copy hereof requested to note the re-deployments and facilitate easy and smooth movements of the affected staff, said the Principal Judge in the Circular.
Mpigi is one of the recent High Court Circuit creations, together with Mubende, Mukono, Iganga, Tororo, Rukungiri, Hoima, and Luwero, in addition to the existing Circuits of Jinja, Mbale, Soroti, Lira, Gulu, Arua, Masindi, Fort Portal, Mbarara, Kabale and Masaka.
The High Court operates in Kampala through High Court Divisions namely: Criminal, Civil, Land, Commercial, Family, Anti-Corruption, International Crimes, and the Executions and Bailiffs.