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Uganda : judiciary moves to end prison congestion

To decongest East Africa’s most congested prisons in Uganda; the judiciary has sought and secured Shs 4bn.

According to deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma, the money will help the cash-strapped judiciary run the limping criminal court sessions and reduce on the case backlog.

“Each quarter, the judiciary will handle at least twenty criminal sessions to tackle case backlog in criminal trials. The judiciary leadership is working with the government to increase the number of judges and magistrates to ease and hasten the adjudication of cases,” Kavuma said on Wednesday at the annual plea bargaining conference held at Kabira country club in Kampala.

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