The acting Chief Justice Alfonso Owiny-Dollo has interdicted Deputy Registrar execution and bailiffs division of High Court, Deo Nzeyimana for producing poor standard of work and conducting himself in a manner that is prejudicial to the image, dignity and reputation of the service centrally to section 23 (a) of the judicial service regulation.
His interdiction arises from he issued an ex parte garnishee order absolute in miscellaneous cause no. 1031 of 2020 arising out of Emma no. 1038 of 2019, Arising from ARB cause no. 14 of 2019, Arising from CAD/ARB No. 23 of 2019 of Total Uganda limited Versus A.O Basid Ltd he issued when he had issued an interim order of stay of execution in the same matter on 28th October 2019.
He also accused him of issuing an ex parte garnishee order absolute in miscellaneous cause no. 1031 of 2020 arising out of Emma no. 1038 of 2019, Arising from ARB cause no. 14 of 2019, Arising from CAD/ARB No. 23 of 2019 of Total Uganda limited Versus A.O Basid Ltd in defiance of chief justice’s directives suspending execution proceedings in line with the national directives to curb the spread of Covid-19.
In a letter written by the Acting Chief Registrar Tom Chemutai, the acting chief justice contends that the registrar issued an ex parte without the knowledge of respondent and issued garnishee orders absolute in the same case.
“Therefore in accordance with regulation 25 (1) of Judicial service commission regulation, 2005, I am interdicting you and forwarding you to the judicial service commission for disciplinary action,” reads in part of interdicting letter
“You are directed to handover with immediate effect, any government property and court files to the registrar of high court in accordance with section f-d of the public standing orders.” The acting chief justice said
Dollo ordered that during of the interdiction, Nzeyimana will receive half pay of his monthly salary and restricted from leaving the country without permission from the chief registrar.