Bamugemereire moves to smoothen relations with judiciary

By Sania Babirye
Justice Catherine Bamugemereire has denied allegations that their is bad blood between her and the judiciary.

Justice Bamugemereire is currently heading the seven member land probe commission which is investigating land wrangles among other land issues in the country.

Today, Justice Bamugemereire held a meeting with the judiciary officials including chief Justice Bart Katureebe, deputy chief justice Alifonse Owiny Dolo, chief court registrar Ester Nambayo and Principle Judge Yorakamu Bamwine at the high court headquarters in Kampala over the matter .

After the meeting Justice Bamugemereire spoke to the press said that it was important to have a mutual structure and creative way of discussing any issues that arise in away that creates understanding between the commission and the judiciary.

She further explained that the structure should ease tension, promote dialogue and ease any discomfort between the judiciary and the commission.

In October 2018, Justice Bamugemereire accused some judges of conniving with land grabbers to evict bibanjja holders by judges giving what she termed as bogus judgements in a move to abuse criminal justice due to massive corruption in the judiciary .

However Justice Bamugemereire’s statement was criticized by the judiciary including the chief justice.