By our reporter
Justice Joseph Murangira of the Family Division of the High Court in Kampala was on Thursday cleared of the charges of abuse of office which had been lodged against him of abuse of office.
In a unanimous decision dated 5th March 2020, The JSC Chaired by Hon Justice Benjamin Kabito ruledâ€ considering the complaint by Frank Kanduho, the defense on Record of Justice Dr. Murangira Joseph and the Conduct of the Complainant, we do not find a Premafacie case againstJustice Murangira and accordingly dismiss the entire case.
Kanduho had alleged that the Judge had solicited a bribe, convicted his client and caused file disappearance.
The Full commission was satisfied with the submission of the defense on record.
Justice Murangira was represented by Muwanda and Co. Advocates while Kanduho represented himself.
A source in the Judiciary said Murangira who is professional and loves his government has been fought by people trying to hinder his promotion. Justice Murangira has been a resident Judge of Mubende.
It is said that early 2017, Kanduho who had lost a case before
Murangira complained against him but as the case went on at the
judicial service Commission, the complainant failed or refused to bring witnesses to court and evidence to prosecute or incriminate Justice Murangira.
And on the contrary Justice Murangira made his defense upon which the Commission cleared him. Kanduho is a former KCCA councilor.
Justice Murangira could not be reached for a comment, but a source close to him said he was happy to be cleared and that he would not sueKanduho for damages saying he alone (Kanduho) is ashamed for making empty lies on the Judge.
A source in the Judiciary said Kanduho jumped all procedures to complain against Murangira direct to the JSC.
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