Constitutional Court quashes Bamugemereire land probe

The Commission of Inquiry into Land matters led by the chairperson, Justice Catherine Bamugemereire (3rd left), and other commissioners during a field tour at Mutungo Hill in Kampala last year. PHOTO BY RACHEL MABALA

What you need to know:

  • The court decision comes 33 days after the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire-led land probe team handed over its final report to President Museveni containing proposal for formation of a Land Ombudsman as a forum of first contact for addressing land complaints and reliefs.

The Constitutional Court has quashed the decisions and recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry into Land matters which the judges condemned as having acted illegally when it convened itself as a court of law in handling land disputes.

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