The Chief Justice, Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has warned judicial officers against wearing clothes that are partisan.
It is the first time that the head of the Judiciary is coming out to talk about what judges should wear under their robes.
According to Owiny-Dollo, clothes colored blue, yellow, red, green, or others associated with political parties in the country could easily be misinterpreted by the court users that the judicial officer wearing them is partisan and could affect the dispensation of justice or undermine the integrity and independence of the judiciary.
Justice Owiny-Dollo was speaking yesterday at the swearing ceremony of 86 newly appointed Grade One Magistrates.
He said Judicial service is self-inflicted imprisonment, adding that the entrance is small but the exit door is very wide for those who do not want to uphold the core values of the Judiciary such as integrity, propriety, independence, and zero tolerance to corruption among others. Justice Owiny-Dollo speaking……
The Principal Judge Dr. Flavian Zeija said the Magistrates should exercise good customer care at their courts, keep them neat, be corruption free and professional, giving an example of one Musa Amaari Ssemogerere who had been appointed during this batch of recruitment only to lose the appointment before he would take oath as a magistrate for allegedly caught sitting exams for a suspected girlfriend at the Law Development Centre. END