It was a February afternoon when a young lady in a devastated mood visited our office Justice Centres Bunyoro Centre and registered a case of child neglect and maintenance against her lover with whom they have been in a cohabiting relationship for close to four years. The two had been blessed with twins now aged 1 year and 4 months. The client had before narrated her ordeal to the paralegal who met her during an outreach, who in turn invited her to visit our office for legal counsel. On the day she came to register her complaint with JCU, she…
“It’s unbelievable!” - said the clients after finally getting their share of their deceased father’s estate. Whereas under the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda women have the right to own property which among others includes land, in Bunyoro culture its different. Our client's mother had received a share of her late father's land, but then she herself died. When her daughters, our client and her sister, attained majority age, they requested their share from their uncle, the land's administrator. He, however, brushed them off terming them as “Bihwa” meaning they were not of their clan, thus not entitled…
Our client came to JCU complaining that in 2010, his uncles, encroached on 2 ½ acres of his land while he was away. Our client said he made several complaints to the clan leaders about the matter but his uncles did not respect the clans’ resolutions. He added that since then, he has not been on speaking terms with his uncles and several threats have been exchanged between them. Afraid for his life, the probability of losing his land and ruining the relationship with his uncles, he ran to Justice Centre Uganda for legal help.Before the client came to JCU,…
Abraham*, a taxi conductor, was entirely unsuspecting when he was arrested on a Sunday in August 2013, as he was heading to a taxi park. During his arrest, he was put on a police pickup truck where he found other suspects. They were all taken to Kampala Central Police Station and detained without making any statements. He spent two weeks at Kampala Central Police Station, and on August 26 was taken to Luzira Grade II Court. It was only there, that he learned he was charged with possession of narcotics; he pleaded innocent and was remanded in Luzira prison. None…
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