When our client came to our offices it was evident that she had been through an ordeal. She had a scar running across her head, her left arm was amputated just above the wrist and her right hand had only the thumb and two other fingers. These were injuries she had acquired some days before. Unfortunately, she had been a victim of assault by a gang who had a feud over land with her late mother. One day as they were walking through their village, our client and her mom were brutally attacked by men with big knives. They savagely…
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,…
Our client, a taxi conductor, was arrested on Sunday 11, 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. There he was charged with possession of narcotics; he pleaded innocent and was remanded in Luzira prison. Thanks to the outreach programs held by the Justice Centres Uganda, our…
Our client a young intelligent woman came to our offices with a land succession claim. Her father had passed away and was survived by a widow and two children. He left behind some land, which was distributed, between our client and her younger brother; the heir of the family. However, even though our client had ownership of the land, her uncles stopped her from using it. She had wanted to sell a piece of her land to help pay for medical bills and her school fees. Unfortunately, her uncles intervened and threatened the buyer of the land. This stalled the…
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