Judicial service commission (JSC) disciplinary committee has adjourned Uganda Journalists Association (UJA) judicial misconduct petition/compliant against against Judiciary’s Deputy registrar Fred Waninda* to 20th November 2019 for a preliminary objection Ruling on whether the human rights decision of Justice Bashaija Andrew that beating journalists is not a human rights violation means that the JSC cannot proceed with its constitutional mandate hearing of the judicial misconduct hearing against His Worship Waninda Fred.
The adjournment followed Waninda’s prayer to JSC DC to struck off our judicial misconduct petition/complaint, citing high court judgement by Andrew Bashaija that dismissed our human right violation case against him plus UJA notice of appeal.
UJA asserts that the High Court matter had nothing to do with judicial misconduct since it was a human rights case in deciding which the Judge ignored the evidence on record including the video.
UJA through the prosecutor objected to Wanninda’ prayer arguing that two matters are different since the one determined by high court is of human rights violation and yet the one before JSC DC is a disciplinary matter.
The ruling will determine whether UJA complaints will get the Constitutionally promised entitlement to a fair hearing or otherwise.
The UJA spokesperson Kabuye Ronald said they shall not get tired of seeking justice for their members.
The hearing was in camera meaning the media was not allowed to cover the proceedings