Principal Judge Dr. Flavian Zeija assigns 32 judges to handle 155 election petitions

The Principal Judge, Dr. Flavian Zeija has assigned 32 judges to expedite the handling of 155 Parliamentary and Local Council Election petitions arising from January 14, 2021, general elections.

According to Jameson Karemani, the spokesperson to Judiciary, the hearings for the Parliamentary Elections will kick-off on August 16 and parties in the matters will be notified when to appear at various courts by way of hearing notices.

Mbale High Court Circuit will have the highest number of judges, six, to handle 31 election petitions. Ninja Circuit and Civil Division follow each having four judges.

“All courts shall, where possible establish a temporary separate space at the court as a waiting place with social distance for the parties whose petition hearing may not be ongoing at the time.” he said

He said where the parties and the advocates in a single election petition exceed 10 in number, the trial judge shall use audio-visual facilities where it exists or use open space where possible.

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