Court of appeal is set to handle 40 criminal appeals in a scientific session that will be held at Mbarara High Court starting tomorrow.
According to Registrar Ayebale Tumwebaze, three justices of court who include Elizabeth Musoke, Remmy Kasule, Stephen Musota, are set to start Mbarara session via Zoom meeting technology.
The scientific approach will enable the justice to handle cases and economically as well as observing ministry of health guidelines in line with curbing C#OVID-19.
“The justices and counsel will physically be present at High Court in Mbarara but their client will participate via the zoom technology,” he said
Arrangements have already been made for the attorneys to engage their appellant clients on how to participate in scientific court sessions.
“The advocates are required to advise to sensitize their respective appellants on measures to curb #COVID-19 and on the rationale for the resolution that proceedings will be conducted remotely,” Mr. Ayebale said
According to the cause list for the session 26 of the 40 cases are murder appeals, eight aggravated defilement, three aggravated robbery and three rape appeals. Two of the murder appellants are seeking to overturn life sentence earlier imposed on them by High Court.