The Judiciary has started investigations into circumstances under which the Kapchorwa Chief Magistrate was arrested and detained by the police after a bar brawl in Moroto.
In an incident that happened over the weekend, Teko Lokeris was involved in a brawl with his cousins while at a bar in a hotel in Moroto municipality and in the ensuing scuffle, he drew a gun at his relatives, prompting security to intervene and arrested him.
In a statement released by the Judiciary, the Chief Registrar has tasked the Inspectorate of Courts to investigate the incident.
“As an independent, competent and accountable arm of government that is mandated to administer justice to all, we are closely following up the matter with Moroto Police so that thorough investigations are carried out into the alleged September 11 incident at Mount Moroto Hotel,” the Judiciary said in a statement.
According to the Judiciary, the acts of misconduct are not condoned and consequently, the investigations being carried out by the Inspectorate of Courts will inform on the next course of action.
“The inspectorate has been directed to expedite the investigations that will inform appropriate action on the matter.”
The Inspectorate of Courts is an internal organ mandated to investigate and examine complaints against Judiciary staff, in order to enforce the Judicial Code of Conduct and the Code of Conduct and Ethics for Uganda Public Service.