On Monday June 4th, 2018, the Deputy Chief Justice, Hon. Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, opened a Court of Appeal criminal session at Masaka High Court.
A panel of three justices comprising; Hon. Justice Egonda Ntende, Hon. Lady Justice Hellen Obura and Hon. Justice Stephen Musota will hear deliver judgments in 56 appeals in a period of two weeks.
Of the 56, two convicts are seeking to overturn a death sentence. The other appeals are for murder, robbery, rape and defilement convictions.
The Court of Appeal has also planned to hold another criminal session in Mbarara as part of the efforts to bring The Court of Appeal closer to people.