Legislators have honoured the Late Justice Alfred Karokora who passed away on Friday, 30 August, 2019.
In his communication at the start of Tuesday’s plenary sitting, Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah asked Members to observe a moment of silence to honour the late judge, who had served in various capacities in the Judiciary.
Hon. Cecilia Ogwal, the Dokolo Woman MP asked the Prime Minister to give the opportunity for Parliament to pay full tribute to the late Justice Karokora for having diligently served the country in various capacities.
Karokora was a member of the Judicial Service Commission during which tenure he contributed to the selection and recruitment of Judicial Officers in Uganda.
He was a member of the International Association of Refugee Law Judges where he represented the Judiciary and the country at various Judicial conferences.
In 1981, he was appointed Ag. Judge of the High Court of Uganda and in 1984, he was confirmed as a Judge of the High Court of Uganda.
Between 1996 and 2006, he was Justice of the Supreme Court of Uganda where he greatly contributed to the development of Jurisprudence in the country.
In November 2006, he retired from the Judiciary after serving for 43 years. In 2008, he served as an arbitrator with the Centre for Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (CADER) Legal Consultant.
Karokora has been involved in the training of Judges of Government of Southern Sudan on the newly adopted Common Law Legal system, with particular emphasis on human rights.