The Judiciary has described the act of sending bullets to officers of the judiciary as a sign of cowardice and an affront to the independence of the Judiciary.
Media reports on Saturday indicated that one of the staff at Soroti High Court on Monday, June 20 received the five bullets wrapped in an envelope.
The story which first appeared in Saturday’s New Vision paper indicated that one of the staff at Soroti High Court on Monday, June 20 received the five bullets wrapped in an envelope with a
The letter was addressed to Justice Henry Peter Adonyo, the Resident Judge and Assistant Registrar of the Court of Judicature, Jessica Cheemeri, plus other plaintiffs in a court case now under police investigations.
According to the Judiciary Public Relation officer, Mr. James Karemani, quoting Article 128 of the Constitution, explained that no person or authority shall interfere with the courts or judicial officers in the exercise of the judicial functions.
“Article 128 of the Constitution provides that no person or authority shall interfere with the courts or judicial officers in the exercise of their judicial functions. The Judiciary should be left to exercise its mandate to adjudicate. Whoever wants to frighten judicial officers and the courts with a view of derailing justice should be brought to book and condemned,” the statement added.
The statement adds that the law provides for an appellant system for redress by aggrieved parties and as such, there is no need to intimate judicial officers as they dispense justice.