The Deputy registrar for Masaka High Court, Kawuma Cissy Mudhasi has been interdicted from office for abuse of office.
In a letter this website saw, the Ag. Chief Registrar of the judiciary HW. Chemtai Tom, ordered Cissy Mudhasi out of office with immediate effect and sent her to the Judicial Service Commission for disciplinary action.
According to the interdiction letter, Cissy Mudhasi issued ex-parte orders in a miscellaneous application No. 35 of 2020 involving one Namuleme Sande and Masaka Municipal Local Government Council, forcing an interdicted employee back to office.
In convenience with one party, she allegedly signed an interim order in the same case, reflecting orders that had not been prayed for by the applicant in the same case.
Cissy also alleged to have issued garnishee orders in another case without ascertaining whether the respondents were parties to the suit.
The registrar says Cissy conducted herself in a manner prejudicial to the image, dignity and reputation of the judicial service contrary to regulation 23(a) of the Judicial Service Regulations, 2005.
“In accordance to regulation 25(1) of the Judicial Service Commission Regulations, 2005, I am interdicting and forwarding you to the Judicial Service Commission for disciplinary action” the interdiction letter reads in part.
Cissy has also been ordered to handover any government property or court files in her possession to the registrar High Court in accordance with Public Service standing orders.
During the period of her interdiction, she is entitled to half-pay of her monthly salary but also restricted from leaving the country without the permission of the Chief Registrar.