Uganda’s judiciary has accused Supreme Court Justice Esther Kisakye of strange conduct during Thursday’s court drama, but said her behavior and controversial judgement were of no consequence.
On March 18, drama ensued in the Supreme Court in Kampala when eight justices of the highest court in the land walked out on Kisakye.
Kisakye had insisted on delivering her minority ruling on the withdrawal of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s petition.
But she could not locate her ruling file.
Her colleagues walked out on her, power and the public address system were switched off.
She accused CJ Owiny Dollo of ordering the confiscation of her ruling file, switching off of power and public address system, and commanding his colleagues to walk out on her.
She also explained why she defied Owiny-Dollo.
Judiciary spokesperson Solomon Muyita sought to blame Kisakye for ‘breaking’ the rules.
But the defiant Kisakye had gone ahead to deliver her minority (dissenting) ruling before Bobi Wine’s lawyers and reporters.
Hours after Muyita’s statements, the Judiciary issued a comprehensive release on the matter.
“The purported delivery of the ruling by Justice Kisakye to journalists is of no consequence,” read part of the statement.
“Whatever the true purpose for her strange conduct will not change how business is conducted in the Supreme Court.”
The judiciary also denied CJ Owiny Dollo attempted to gag Justice Kisakye.