HC: Family Division (Uganda) http://ulii.org/ en In the Matter of a petition for an adoption by Carla Ann Di Liberti (Adoption Cause 4 of 2018) [2019] UGHCFD 447 (28 February 2019); http://ulii.org/ug/judgment/hc-family-division-uganda/2019/447 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">In the Matter of a petition for an adoption by Carla Ann Di Liberti (Adoption Cause 4 of 2018) [2019] UGHCFD 447 (28 February 2019);</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Ben Mulingoki</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 04/12/2022 - 12:34</span> <div class="field field--name-field-files field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Download</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://media.ulii.org/files/judgments/ughcfd/2019/447/2019-ughcfd-447.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=644392">2019-ughcfd-447.pdf</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">IN THE HIGH COURT OF UGANDA AT MUBENDE</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">ADOPTION CAUSE NO. 004 OF 2018.</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">IN THE MATTER OF MUKISA CLAIRE (Kahaloni Mukisa) (CHILD)</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">AND</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">IN THE MATTER OF A PETITION BY CARLA-ANN DI LIBERTI FOR THE ADOPTION OF MUKISA CLAIRE (Kahaloni Mukisa) (CHILD) </span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:13px"> </p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">RULING BY: HON. JUSTICE DR.  JOSEPH MURANGIRA</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></p> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Introduction.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Representation</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The petitioner abovenamed is represented by Ms Rebecca Mugabi assisted by Nabirye Rhitah, both from Sseryanzi, Mugabi &amp; Co. Advocates Kampala.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This petition proceeded exparte.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:8px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This petition.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This petition is brought under Article 139 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, 1995 sections 14 and 33 of the Judicature Act, Cap. 13, Sections 3, 4, 13 and 14 of the children (Amendment) Act of 2016 and sections 45 and 46 of the Children Act, and Rule 17 of the  Children (Adoption of children) Rules.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This petition is for adoption of Mukisa Claire referred to as the child herein.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This petition is based on the following grounds:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify" value="1"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That the petitioner is an American Citizen and aged 54 years.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That your petitioner while in United States resides at 2300 paradise shore road, southold, New York, 11971, USA and while in Uganda, she resides at Muaalaba L.C.I, Kiyinda Cell, Busimbi Division, Mityana Municipality P.O. BOX 211 Mityana, Uganda.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The petitioner has lived and resided in Uganda since August, 26<sup>th</sup> 2014.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="4"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That the petitioner is not married, is of lawful age and is under no legal disability.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="5"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That your petitioner has two biological children to wit:- DI LONI DI LORENZO aged 16 years and KIARA REGA aged 26 years.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="6"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That the petitioner is an accountant, a General and Special educational teacher and a real estate investor by profession.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="7"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That your petitioner is a director of voyagers to Africa an organization situate in Kiyinda B. Mityana District.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="8"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That your petitioner is petitioning this Honourable court for  adoption for the child Mukisa Claire.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="9"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That your Petitioner learnt about the plight of the child Mukisa Claire through the Senior Probation and welfare officer of Mityana District who informed her that the child was Abandoned by unknown person and the whereabouts  of her biological parents are unknown.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="10"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That your petitioner was informed that the child was placed in the care of Messers Hope Centre (Helping Orphans and prodigals for eternity).</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="11"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That your petitioner was further informed that they failed to trace the whereabouts of the biological parents despite the investigation that was done.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That your petitioner then took an interest in the child.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="13"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That on hearing about the child’s plight, the probation officer of Mityana District was contacted with petitioners interest to foster and adopt the child</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="14"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That upon the probation and Social welfare officer of Mityana District approved the petitioners’ family and home as fit and suitable to foster the child, the child was then placed in the care and custody of the petitioner until to date.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="15"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That however, with time, the petitioner realized the need to adopt the child and the petitioners lawyers advised that further investigations be carried out to find out the whereabouts of the biological parents.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="16"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That the biological parents were found to wit; Nalwadda Night and Muwanguzi Paul.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="17"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That the petitioner expressed her intention to the biological parents, Muwanguzi Paul and Nalwadda Night who consented that the child could be adopted by the petitioner.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="18"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That further in the investigations, Nakato Ester where the child was abandoned was also found and consented to the same.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="19"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That the child has bounded with the petitioner and they are in a good general condition.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="20"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That your petitioner has decided to fully adopt the child and legally make her part of her family.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That your petitioner can ably provide care and see to it that the child gets all that she needs.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That your petitioner has been recommended as fit for adoptive purposes of the child.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That your petitioner has no criminal record and has not been convicted of child abuse.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="24"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That the petitioner’s appointment as the adoptive parent of the child will be for the benefit and welfare of the child as she will provide her with a home, parental love, care and love.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="4"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The petitioner prays that an adoption order be issued to the petitioner by this court.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="5"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This petition is supported by an affidavit sworn by the petitioner.         This affidavit contains both direct and documentary evidence in support of the petition and the petitioner. The petitioner annexed to many documents on her affidavit in support of this petition.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Again, Night Nalwadda the biological mother of the child Mukisa Claire swore an affidavit in support of this application. She gave lengthy affidavit evidence declaring her consent to have her child be adopted by the petitioner. She signed a consent to an adoption order of her child.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Further, Muwanguzi Paul, the biological father of the child Mukisa Claire swore an affidavit in support of the petition and the petitioner. He gave detailed affidavit evidence expressing her consent to have his child adopted by the petitioner. He, too, signed a consent to an adoption order in respect of this application consenting to adoption of his child to the petitioner.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This petition still is supported by an affidavit of Nakato Ester, the person to whom the abandoned child was left with by her biological parents. In her detailed affidavit evidence, she supports this petition and the petitioner to have this child adopted by the petitioner. She signed a consent to the adoption order which is attached to this application.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The petitioner adduced affidavit evidence of Busulwa Sylivia a social worker for Mukisa Missions. This affidavit evidence supports the petitioner to adopt the said child Mukisa Claire.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Furthermore, Twinomugisha Patrick, the private Investigator swore a detailed affidavit in support of the petitioner and this petition. He attached on his affidavit a detailed investigative report in the matter of Mukisa Claire and Clara-ANN Di Liberti. This report gives credence to the petitioner and the entire petition.                          </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:8px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The resolution of this petition by Court.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Counsel for the petitioner filed in court written submissions and relied on a number of authorities in support of their clients case. I have perused and internalized the submissions by counsel for the petitioner. They indeed did some extensive research of the subject  matter under consideration.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Adoptive proceedings. </span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Adoption is the creation of a parent-child relationship by judicial order between two parties who are unrelated; the relation of parent and child created by law between persons who are not in fact parent and child.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Adoption creates a lifelong relationship of parenthood between a child and the adoptive. See the case of Ayat Joy –Vs- Jenevieve Chenekan Obonyo &amp; Another High court Adoption Cause no. 52 of 2002.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">In the instant petition the child is under the laws of Uganda hereinabove cited in this ruling. The child, Mukisa Claire is aged 6 (six) years and she is a Ugandan by birth.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Prerequisites for adoption.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The applicant must have attained the age of 21 years and is at least 21 years older than the child. In this instant petition the adoptive is aged 54 years and the child is aged about 5 years. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">According to the care order issued by the Magistrate G.1 court of Mityana Chief Magistaerial area at Mityana on 8<sup>th</sup>/12/2015 the applicant has fostered the child for more than 36 months under the supervision of a Probation and Social Welfare Officer as required by law. See section 45 (4) of the Children Act. See also annextures “H” and “I” attached to the applicant’s affidavit in support of this petition.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">It is also the requirement of the law that the petitioner must have fostered the child for a period of not less than thirty-six (36) months </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">In this instant petition, and according to annexture “H”, the care order that was issued to the petitioner by Magistrate court Grade 1 at Mityana, the petitioner have been staying with the child since 8<sup>th</sup>/12/2015. And this is a period which is more than 36 months, to date. The Probation officer and the Social welfare officer swore affidavits in support of the petitioner for the grant of the adoption order in respect of the child.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">In the evidence given by the applicant in her affidavit in support of this petition and other affidavits evidence in support of this petition of which I have analyzed hereinabove in this ruling, the applicant has been staying in Uganda for more than 3 years as required by law. The applicant does not have a criminal record. The investigation report is attached to the applicant’s affidavit and marked “J”. The applicant through her documents attached on her petition satisfied me that her country of origin, that is USA, will respect and recognized the adoption order as required by law. See section 46 (1) of the Children Act.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Again, I have considered the prerequisites under section 46 (3) of the children Act while considering whether to grant this application or not. The welfare of the child is of paramount importance.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Consequent to the above, the two biological parents of the child swore affidavits in support of this application and signed consent adoption orders. See the case of Michael Lumu, Adoption cause no. 8 of 2000.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Furthermore, the child to be adopted, the applicant, the biological mother, (Night Nalwadda), Nakato Esther (where the child was left abandoned by her parents), the social worker, the senior probation officer of Mityana District, and Patrick Twinomugisha (the investigating officer) were presented to me in open court. I had the benefit of interacting with each of them in these proceedings.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">In sum total, I make a finding that this petition has merit.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="4"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:8px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Conclusion.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">In closing and in total consideration of the entire affidavit evidence on the court record, the grounds of the petition, the law relied on in this ruling, the submissions by counsel for the petitioner, and my own analysis of the entire case, I hereby grant this petition in the following terms:- </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The adoption order is granted to the petitioner, CARLA-ANN DI LIBERTI.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">All rights, duties, obligations and liabilities of the parents and guardians in relation to the future custody, maintenance, and education of the child, including all rights to appoint a guardian and to consent or give consent to marriage are extinguished and they vest in and will from now and onwards are to be exercised by and enforceable against the adopter.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">All such rights, duties, obligations and liabilities in relation to the future custody, maintenance and education of the child are vested in the adoptor/the petitioner.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="4"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This petition is allowed without costs.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Dated at Mubende this 28<sup>th</sup> day of February, 2019.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">…..............................................</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">DR. JOSEPH MURANGIRA</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">JUDGE</span></span></b></span></span></p> </div> <div class="views-element-container"><div class="view view-eva view-download-conditional view-id-download_conditional view-display-id-entity_view_1 js-view-dom-id-c2c9fa803e9aec961d1fd1627261667ce98e5400d0386e13e07ca409ab3de7de"> <div><div class="views-field views-field-views-conditional-field"><span class="field-content"><p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">IN THE HIGH COURT OF UGANDA AT MUBENDE</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">ADOPTION CAUSE NO. 004 OF 2018.</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">IN THE MATTER OF MUKISA CLAIRE (Kahaloni Mukisa) (CHILD)</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">AND</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">IN THE MATTER OF A PETITION BY CARLA-ANN DI LIBERTI FOR THE ADOPTION OF MUKISA CLAIRE (Kahaloni Mukisa) (CHILD) </span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:13px"> </p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">RULING BY: HON. JUSTICE DR.  JOSEPH MURANGIRA</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></p> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Introduction.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Representation</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The petitioner abovenamed is represented by Ms Rebecca Mugabi assisted by Nabirye Rhitah, both from Sseryanzi, Mugabi &amp; Co. Advocates Kampala.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This petition proceeded exparte.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:8px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This petition.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This petition is brought under Article 139 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, 1995 sections 14 and 33 of the Judicature Act, Cap. 13, Sections 3, 4, 13 and 14 of the children (Amendment) Act of 2016 and sections 45 and 46 of the Children Act, and Rule 17 of the  Children (Adoption of children) Rules.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This petition is for adoption of Mukisa Claire referred to as the child herein.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This petition is based on the following grounds:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify" value="1"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That the petitioner is an American Citizen and aged 54 years.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That your petitioner while in United States resides at 2300 paradise shore road, southold, New York, 11971, USA and while in Uganda, she resides at Muaalaba L.C.I, Kiyinda Cell, Busimbi Division, Mityana Municipality P.O. BOX 211 Mityana, Uganda.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The petitioner has lived and resided in Uganda since August, 26<sup>th</sup> 2014.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="4"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That the petitioner is not married, is of lawful age and is under no legal disability.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="5"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That your petitioner has two biological children to wit:- DI LONI DI LORENZO aged 16 years and KIARA REGA aged 26 years.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="6"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That the petitioner is an accountant, a General and Special educational teacher and a real estate investor by profession.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="7"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That your petitioner is a director of voyagers to Africa an organization situate in Kiyinda B. Mityana District.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="8"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That your petitioner is petitioning this Honourable court for  adoption for the child Mukisa Claire.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="9"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That your Petitioner learnt about the plight of the child Mukisa Claire through the Senior Probation and welfare officer of Mityana District who informed her that the child was Abandoned by unknown person and the whereabouts  of her biological parents are unknown.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="10"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That your petitioner was informed that the child was placed in the care of Messers Hope Centre (Helping Orphans and prodigals for eternity).</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="11"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That your petitioner was further informed that they failed to trace the whereabouts of the biological parents despite the investigation that was done.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That your petitioner then took an interest in the child.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="13"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That on hearing about the child’s plight, the probation officer of Mityana District was contacted with petitioners interest to foster and adopt the child</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="14"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That upon the probation and Social welfare officer of Mityana District approved the petitioners’ family and home as fit and suitable to foster the child, the child was then placed in the care and custody of the petitioner until to date.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="15"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That however, with time, the petitioner realized the need to adopt the child and the petitioners lawyers advised that further investigations be carried out to find out the whereabouts of the biological parents.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="16"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That the biological parents were found to wit; Nalwadda Night and Muwanguzi Paul.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="17"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That the petitioner expressed her intention to the biological parents, Muwanguzi Paul and Nalwadda Night who consented that the child could be adopted by the petitioner.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="18"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That further in the investigations, Nakato Ester where the child was abandoned was also found and consented to the same.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="19"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That the child has bounded with the petitioner and they are in a good general condition.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="20"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That your petitioner has decided to fully adopt the child and legally make her part of her family.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That your petitioner can ably provide care and see to it that the child gets all that she needs.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That your petitioner has been recommended as fit for adoptive purposes of the child.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That your petitioner has no criminal record and has not been convicted of child abuse.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="24"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That the petitioner’s appointment as the adoptive parent of the child will be for the benefit and welfare of the child as she will provide her with a home, parental love, care and love.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="4"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The petitioner prays that an adoption order be issued to the petitioner by this court.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="5"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This petition is supported by an affidavit sworn by the petitioner.         This affidavit contains both direct and documentary evidence in support of the petition and the petitioner. The petitioner annexed to many documents on her affidavit in support of this petition.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Again, Night Nalwadda the biological mother of the child Mukisa Claire swore an affidavit in support of this application. She gave lengthy affidavit evidence declaring her consent to have her child be adopted by the petitioner. She signed a consent to an adoption order of her child.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Further, Muwanguzi Paul, the biological father of the child Mukisa Claire swore an affidavit in support of the petition and the petitioner. He gave detailed affidavit evidence expressing her consent to have his child adopted by the petitioner. He, too, signed a consent to an adoption order in respect of this application consenting to adoption of his child to the petitioner.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This petition still is supported by an affidavit of Nakato Ester, the person to whom the abandoned child was left with by her biological parents. In her detailed affidavit evidence, she supports this petition and the petitioner to have this child adopted by the petitioner. She signed a consent to the adoption order which is attached to this application.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The petitioner adduced affidavit evidence of Busulwa Sylivia a social worker for Mukisa Missions. This affidavit evidence supports the petitioner to adopt the said child Mukisa Claire.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Furthermore, Twinomugisha Patrick, the private Investigator swore a detailed affidavit in support of the petitioner and this petition. He attached on his affidavit a detailed investigative report in the matter of Mukisa Claire and Clara-ANN Di Liberti. This report gives credence to the petitioner and the entire petition.                          </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:8px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The resolution of this petition by Court.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Counsel for the petitioner filed in court written submissions and relied on a number of authorities in support of their clients case. I have perused and internalized the submissions by counsel for the petitioner. They indeed did some extensive research of the subject  matter under consideration.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Adoptive proceedings. </span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Adoption is the creation of a parent-child relationship by judicial order between two parties who are unrelated; the relation of parent and child created by law between persons who are not in fact parent and child.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Adoption creates a lifelong relationship of parenthood between a child and the adoptive. See the case of Ayat Joy –Vs- Jenevieve Chenekan Obonyo &amp; Another High court Adoption Cause no. 52 of 2002.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">In the instant petition the child is under the laws of Uganda hereinabove cited in this ruling. The child, Mukisa Claire is aged 6 (six) years and she is a Ugandan by birth.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Prerequisites for adoption.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The applicant must have attained the age of 21 years and is at least 21 years older than the child. In this instant petition the adoptive is aged 54 years and the child is aged about 5 years. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">According to the care order issued by the Magistrate G.1 court of Mityana Chief Magistaerial area at Mityana on 8<sup>th</sup>/12/2015 the applicant has fostered the child for more than 36 months under the supervision of a Probation and Social Welfare Officer as required by law. See section 45 (4) of the Children Act. See also annextures “H” and “I” attached to the applicant’s affidavit in support of this petition.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">It is also the requirement of the law that the petitioner must have fostered the child for a period of not less than thirty-six (36) months </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">In this instant petition, and according to annexture “H”, the care order that was issued to the petitioner by Magistrate court Grade 1 at Mityana, the petitioner have been staying with the child since 8<sup>th</sup>/12/2015. And this is a period which is more than 36 months, to date. The Probation officer and the Social welfare officer swore affidavits in support of the petitioner for the grant of the adoption order in respect of the child.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">In the evidence given by the applicant in her affidavit in support of this petition and other affidavits evidence in support of this petition of which I have analyzed hereinabove in this ruling, the applicant has been staying in Uganda for more than 3 years as required by law. The applicant does not have a criminal record. The investigation report is attached to the applicant’s affidavit and marked “J”. The applicant through her documents attached on her petition satisfied me that her country of origin, that is USA, will respect and recognized the adoption order as required by law. See section 46 (1) of the Children Act.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Again, I have considered the prerequisites under section 46 (3) of the children Act while considering whether to grant this application or not. The welfare of the child is of paramount importance.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Consequent to the above, the two biological parents of the child swore affidavits in support of this application and signed consent adoption orders. See the case of Michael Lumu, Adoption cause no. 8 of 2000.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Furthermore, the child to be adopted, the applicant, the biological mother, (Night Nalwadda), Nakato Esther (where the child was left abandoned by her parents), the social worker, the senior probation officer of Mityana District, and Patrick Twinomugisha (the investigating officer) were presented to me in open court. I had the benefit of interacting with each of them in these proceedings.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">In sum total, I make a finding that this petition has merit.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="4"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:8px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Conclusion.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">In closing and in total consideration of the entire affidavit evidence on the court record, the grounds of the petition, the law relied on in this ruling, the submissions by counsel for the petitioner, and my own analysis of the entire case, I hereby grant this petition in the following terms:- </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The adoption order is granted to the petitioner, CARLA-ANN DI LIBERTI.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">All rights, duties, obligations and liabilities of the parents and guardians in relation to the future custody, maintenance, and education of the child, including all rights to appoint a guardian and to consent or give consent to marriage are extinguished and they vest in and will from now and onwards are to be exercised by and enforceable against the adopter.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">All such rights, duties, obligations and liabilities in relation to the future custody, maintenance and education of the child are vested in the adoptor/the petitioner.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="4"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This petition is allowed without costs.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Dated at Mubende this 28<sup>th</sup> day of February, 2019.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">…..............................................</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">DR. JOSEPH MURANGIRA</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">JUDGE</span></span></b></span></span></p></span></div></div> </div> </div> Tue, 12 Apr 2022 12:34:58 +0000 Ben Mulingoki 17739 at http://ulii.org In the Matter of a petition for an adoption By Mbekeka Burroughs and Todd Stanton Burroughs (Adoption Cause 2 of 2018) [2018] UGHCFD 224 (06 July 2018); http://ulii.org/ug/judgment/hc-family-division-uganda/2018/224 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">In the Matter of a petition for an adoption By Mbekeka Burroughs and Todd Stanton Burroughs (Adoption Cause 2 of 2018) [2018] UGHCFD 224 (06 July 2018);</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Ben Mulingoki</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 04/12/2022 - 12:19</span> <div class="field field--name-field-files field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Download</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://media.ulii.org/files/judgments/ughcfd/2018/224/2018-ughcfd-224.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=436822">2018-ughcfd-224.pdf</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">IN THE HIGH COURT OF UGANDA AT MUBENDE</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">ADOPTION CAUSE NO. 002 OF 2018</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">AND</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">IN THE MATTER OF MIZPAH HOLLY NAMATA, HOSANNA HADDASAH NABAALE AND ADONAI ZOE NABWANIKA (CHILDREN)</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">AND</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">IN THE MATTER OF A PETITION BY RACHEAL MBEKEKA BURROUGHS AND TODD STANTON BURROUGHS FOR THE ADOPTION OF MIZPAH HOLLY NAMATA, HOSANNA HADDASAH NABBALE AND ADONAI ZOE NABWANIKA (CHILDREN) </span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">RULING BY: HON. JUSTICE DR.  JOSEPH MURANGIRA</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></p> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Introduction.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Representation</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The abovenamed petitioners and the three children are represented by Ms Rebecca Mugabi and Ms Ritah Nabirye, from Sseryazi, Mugabi &amp; Co. Advocates UAP Insurance Building, Plot 1, Kimathi Avenue 3<sup>rd</sup> Floor, Suit No. 4, P.o. Box 12611, Kampala.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:8px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The petition</span></span></span></u></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="0" style="list-style-type:lower-roman"><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">This petition is brought under Article 139 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, sections 14 and 33 of the Judicature Act, Cap. 13, sections 3, 4, 13 and 14 of the children (Amendment) Act 2016 and sections 45 and 46 of the children Act, Cap 59 and Rule 17 of the  Children (Adoption of children) Rules, S.I. 59-1.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The petitioners; Racheal Mbekeka Burroughs and Todd Stanton Burroughs are seeking to adopt the following children:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:56px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Mizpah Holly Namata, aged 15 years a female Ugandan.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:56px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Hosanna Haddasah Nabbale, aged 13 years, a female </span></span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Ugandan; and</span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:56px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Adonai Zoe Nabwanika, aged 12 years, a female Ugandan.</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The petitioners at the hearing of this petition presented to court their four (4) biological children:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><ol style="list-style-type:lower-roman"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:56px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Rebecca Suubi Burroughs, aged 10 years.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:56px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Sarah Kiisa Burroughs, aged 8 years.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:56px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Noah Mwesigwa Burroughs, aged 6 years; and</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:56px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Jonah Kwagala Burroughs, aged 4 years.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="4"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The 1<sup>st</sup> petitioner is a Ugandan by birth, aged 42 years and married to the 2<sup>nd</sup> petitioner who is an American. Both petitioners are adult Americans. The 1<sup>st</sup> petitioner is aged 42 years, and the 2<sup>nd</sup> petitioner is aged 44 years. Each petitioner is above twenty one (21) years older than each of the said children, See section 45 (1) (a) of the Children Act Cap. 59 Laws of Uganda, for that proposition of the law.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:8px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The adoption proceedings</span></span></span></u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Adoption is the creation of a parent child relationship by judicial order between two parties who are unrelated; the relation of parent and child created by law between persons who are not in fact parent and child. <u>See 55 Bryan A. Garner, Blacks Law Dictionary, (9<sup>th</sup> edn. A Thomson Reuters Business, 2009)50.</u></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Adoption notably creates a lifelong relationship of parenthood between a child and the adoptive. <u>See the case of Ayat Joy –Vs- Jenevieve chenekan Obonyo and Another High Court Adoption case No. 52 of 2002 (unreported). </u></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">In these proceedings I interacted with the two petitioners, and I noted that they are determined to adopt the abovestated children. Moreso, the 1<sup>st</sup> petitioner is the maternal auntie of the three children. Further I read the 1<sup>st</sup> and 2<sup>nd</sup> petitioners’ affidavits in support of this petition. They have set out therein properly how they are ready to give the best love, care, education and all basics of livelihood and development to the said three children. They have annexed to this petition photographs showing the inside of their residence in America. Indeed they are capable and they have an amazing home. They have proved themselves as proper fit and serious persons, worth granting the orders being sought in this petition.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Issues for consideration in adoption proceedings</span></span></span></u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">It is settled law that in all matters to do with children, the welfare of the children is of paramount importance. See section 47 (5) of the children Act, Cap 59 laws of Uganda. The welfare principles are laid down in the first schedule of the children Act and they include the fact the time shall be of essence in children matters before a court of law or before any other person as delay is likely to be prejudicial to the welfare of the child.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">In this instant petition, I interacted with each child to be adopted while in a free and peaceful environment. I found out that each child was eager to be adopted by the petitioners. I found out from the children that, the children and the petitioners have known one another for quite some time. That they are comfortable living with petitioners in America.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The children are sisters and nieces to the 1<sup>st</sup> petitioner. Their mother passed on. Their father is currently serving a sentence in prison. And that their father is facing other criminal charges. The children are living with their maternal grandparents, namely:- Topista Nakaweso and Mr. Masembe John Drammand. They were in court and they gave consent that, the children be adopted by the petitioners.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Mr. Bbale Godfrey who is currently in Marchson Bay Prison, Luzira in Kampala District in his affidavit in support of this petition sworn was on 12<sup>th</sup> June, 2018, wherein he confirmed that he is the biological father of the said three female children. In the same affidavit he gave      unconditional consent to the petitioners to adopt the said three female children.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Again, Mr. Bbale Godfrey, on 12<sup>th</sup> June, 2018 signed a consent to an adoption order. The same is annexed to the petition, wherein he acknowledged that the adoption order will strip him of all his parental rights and obligations in respect of the said three female children and rest the same to the petitioners.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Morestill, to the said three children in court there was Mr. Kawalya Micheal, a maternal uncle. Anna Maria Nabatanzi, the representative of little Miracles International, the Head of a credited Agency in the United States of America was present in court. The probation officer, Mubende District, Miss Nagawa Marium, and the Private Investigator, Mr. Kitaka Frank, working with Citizens Investigation services were in court. Their respective reports in respect of the said three children were presented in court by their lawyers named hereinabove in this ruling. I perused the said reports and indeed they are supportive of this petition.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="4"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Furthermore, I have perused the entire petition, its supportive affidavits and the annexed documents thereto and in total consideration of the written submission by counsel presenting this petition, I am of the considered view that this is a proper and fit petition worth granting the orders being sought therein. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">This petition has provided an opportunity to the said three children to get a permanent nurturing family, in the developed country, which can offer them love, happiness and the basic needs for their healthy development.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">I note with concern, throughout the court proceedings the 2<sup>nd</sup> petitioner was full of smiles. He must be a loving, caring man to the 1<sup>st</sup> petitioner and the entire family. The 1<sup>st</sup> petitioner throughout the court proceedings appeared calm, steady and happy. Their four (4) biological children, named hereinabove in this ruling were attentive to the proceedings and they ‘too’ appeared happy. I had a brief interaction with the said children. I am sure that the said three children are placed in the right adoptive family of the Burroughs.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="4"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:8px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Conclusion:</span></span></span></u></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">In closing and in total consideration of the affidavits evidence in support of this petition, the law applicable to adoption proceedings, the written submissions by counsel for the parties, and my own discussion and analysis of this petition hereinabove in this ruling, I find that this petition has merit. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">This petition is accordingly allowed in the following orders; that:- </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol style="list-style-type:lower-alpha"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The adoption order is issued to the petitioners.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="2" style="list-style-type:lower-alpha"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The three children: Mizpah Holly Namata, Hossana Haddasah Nabbale; and Adonai Zoe Nabwanika, each is hereby declared the adopted child of Rachael Mbekeka Burroughs and Todd Stanton Burroughs, the relationship of parent and child is hereby created with all rights and privileges incidental thereto, including the right of inheritance.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="3" style="list-style-type:lower-alpha"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The parental rights of all others with respect to these each child, not previously terminated are hereby terminated.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="4" style="list-style-type:lower-alpha"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The petitioners, Rachael Mbekeka Burroughs and Todd Stanton Burroughs shall have exclusive care, custody and control of the said three children, free from the claims or hindrances of all others, and shall be held responsible for their maintenance, education and support, as emphasized in the welfare Principles of children.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="5" style="list-style-type:lower-alpha"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The names of the said three children, are each hereby changed to include the family name of Burroughs, the name desired by the adoptive parents.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="6" style="list-style-type:lower-alpha"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The Registrar of Births and Deaths is hereby directed to make an entry recording this adoption in the Adoption, Children Register and to issue each adopted child a Certificate reflecting the parental relationship established herein.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="7" style="list-style-type:lower-alpha"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">It is further directed that this Adoption Order be furnished to the consular department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at Kampala.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="8" style="list-style-type:lower-alpha"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Costs of this petition shall be borne by the petitioners.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Dated at Mubende this 06<sup>th</sup> day of July, 2018.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Signed:       ...............................................</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">                   <b>DR. JOSEPH MURANGIRA</b></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">                   JUDGE</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:13px"> </p> </div> <div class="views-element-container"><div class="view view-eva view-download-conditional view-id-download_conditional view-display-id-entity_view_1 js-view-dom-id-c2e20baa639d06e75eafd5aff3565928561bea864d5b96074d164e74513319fa"> <div><div class="views-field views-field-views-conditional-field"><span class="field-content"><p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">IN THE HIGH COURT OF UGANDA AT MUBENDE</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">ADOPTION CAUSE NO. 002 OF 2018</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">AND</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">IN THE MATTER OF MIZPAH HOLLY NAMATA, HOSANNA HADDASAH NABAALE AND ADONAI ZOE NABWANIKA (CHILDREN)</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">AND</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">IN THE MATTER OF A PETITION BY RACHEAL MBEKEKA BURROUGHS AND TODD STANTON BURROUGHS FOR THE ADOPTION OF MIZPAH HOLLY NAMATA, HOSANNA HADDASAH NABBALE AND ADONAI ZOE NABWANIKA (CHILDREN) </span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">RULING BY: HON. JUSTICE DR.  JOSEPH MURANGIRA</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></p> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Introduction.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Representation</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The abovenamed petitioners and the three children are represented by Ms Rebecca Mugabi and Ms Ritah Nabirye, from Sseryazi, Mugabi &amp; Co. Advocates UAP Insurance Building, Plot 1, Kimathi Avenue 3<sup>rd</sup> Floor, Suit No. 4, P.o. Box 12611, Kampala.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:8px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The petition</span></span></span></u></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="0" style="list-style-type:lower-roman"><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">This petition is brought under Article 139 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, sections 14 and 33 of the Judicature Act, Cap. 13, sections 3, 4, 13 and 14 of the children (Amendment) Act 2016 and sections 45 and 46 of the children Act, Cap 59 and Rule 17 of the  Children (Adoption of children) Rules, S.I. 59-1.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The petitioners; Racheal Mbekeka Burroughs and Todd Stanton Burroughs are seeking to adopt the following children:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:56px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Mizpah Holly Namata, aged 15 years a female Ugandan.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:56px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Hosanna Haddasah Nabbale, aged 13 years, a female </span></span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Ugandan; and</span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:56px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Adonai Zoe Nabwanika, aged 12 years, a female Ugandan.</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The petitioners at the hearing of this petition presented to court their four (4) biological children:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><ol style="list-style-type:lower-roman"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:56px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Rebecca Suubi Burroughs, aged 10 years.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:56px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Sarah Kiisa Burroughs, aged 8 years.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:56px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Noah Mwesigwa Burroughs, aged 6 years; and</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:56px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Jonah Kwagala Burroughs, aged 4 years.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="4"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The 1<sup>st</sup> petitioner is a Ugandan by birth, aged 42 years and married to the 2<sup>nd</sup> petitioner who is an American. Both petitioners are adult Americans. The 1<sup>st</sup> petitioner is aged 42 years, and the 2<sup>nd</sup> petitioner is aged 44 years. Each petitioner is above twenty one (21) years older than each of the said children, See section 45 (1) (a) of the Children Act Cap. 59 Laws of Uganda, for that proposition of the law.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:8px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The adoption proceedings</span></span></span></u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Adoption is the creation of a parent child relationship by judicial order between two parties who are unrelated; the relation of parent and child created by law between persons who are not in fact parent and child. <u>See 55 Bryan A. Garner, Blacks Law Dictionary, (9<sup>th</sup> edn. A Thomson Reuters Business, 2009)50.</u></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Adoption notably creates a lifelong relationship of parenthood between a child and the adoptive. <u>See the case of Ayat Joy –Vs- Jenevieve chenekan Obonyo and Another High Court Adoption case No. 52 of 2002 (unreported). </u></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">In these proceedings I interacted with the two petitioners, and I noted that they are determined to adopt the abovestated children. Moreso, the 1<sup>st</sup> petitioner is the maternal auntie of the three children. Further I read the 1<sup>st</sup> and 2<sup>nd</sup> petitioners’ affidavits in support of this petition. They have set out therein properly how they are ready to give the best love, care, education and all basics of livelihood and development to the said three children. They have annexed to this petition photographs showing the inside of their residence in America. Indeed they are capable and they have an amazing home. They have proved themselves as proper fit and serious persons, worth granting the orders being sought in this petition.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Issues for consideration in adoption proceedings</span></span></span></u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">It is settled law that in all matters to do with children, the welfare of the children is of paramount importance. See section 47 (5) of the children Act, Cap 59 laws of Uganda. The welfare principles are laid down in the first schedule of the children Act and they include the fact the time shall be of essence in children matters before a court of law or before any other person as delay is likely to be prejudicial to the welfare of the child.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">In this instant petition, I interacted with each child to be adopted while in a free and peaceful environment. I found out that each child was eager to be adopted by the petitioners. I found out from the children that, the children and the petitioners have known one another for quite some time. That they are comfortable living with petitioners in America.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The children are sisters and nieces to the 1<sup>st</sup> petitioner. Their mother passed on. Their father is currently serving a sentence in prison. And that their father is facing other criminal charges. The children are living with their maternal grandparents, namely:- Topista Nakaweso and Mr. Masembe John Drammand. They were in court and they gave consent that, the children be adopted by the petitioners.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Mr. Bbale Godfrey who is currently in Marchson Bay Prison, Luzira in Kampala District in his affidavit in support of this petition sworn was on 12<sup>th</sup> June, 2018, wherein he confirmed that he is the biological father of the said three female children. In the same affidavit he gave      unconditional consent to the petitioners to adopt the said three female children.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Again, Mr. Bbale Godfrey, on 12<sup>th</sup> June, 2018 signed a consent to an adoption order. The same is annexed to the petition, wherein he acknowledged that the adoption order will strip him of all his parental rights and obligations in respect of the said three female children and rest the same to the petitioners.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Morestill, to the said three children in court there was Mr. Kawalya Micheal, a maternal uncle. Anna Maria Nabatanzi, the representative of little Miracles International, the Head of a credited Agency in the United States of America was present in court. The probation officer, Mubende District, Miss Nagawa Marium, and the Private Investigator, Mr. Kitaka Frank, working with Citizens Investigation services were in court. Their respective reports in respect of the said three children were presented in court by their lawyers named hereinabove in this ruling. I perused the said reports and indeed they are supportive of this petition.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="4"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Furthermore, I have perused the entire petition, its supportive affidavits and the annexed documents thereto and in total consideration of the written submission by counsel presenting this petition, I am of the considered view that this is a proper and fit petition worth granting the orders being sought therein. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">This petition has provided an opportunity to the said three children to get a permanent nurturing family, in the developed country, which can offer them love, happiness and the basic needs for their healthy development.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">I note with concern, throughout the court proceedings the 2<sup>nd</sup> petitioner was full of smiles. He must be a loving, caring man to the 1<sup>st</sup> petitioner and the entire family. The 1<sup>st</sup> petitioner throughout the court proceedings appeared calm, steady and happy. Their four (4) biological children, named hereinabove in this ruling were attentive to the proceedings and they ‘too’ appeared happy. I had a brief interaction with the said children. I am sure that the said three children are placed in the right adoptive family of the Burroughs.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="4"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:8px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Conclusion:</span></span></span></u></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">In closing and in total consideration of the affidavits evidence in support of this petition, the law applicable to adoption proceedings, the written submissions by counsel for the parties, and my own discussion and analysis of this petition hereinabove in this ruling, I find that this petition has merit. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">This petition is accordingly allowed in the following orders; that:- </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol style="list-style-type:lower-alpha"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The adoption order is issued to the petitioners.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="2" style="list-style-type:lower-alpha"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The three children: Mizpah Holly Namata, Hossana Haddasah Nabbale; and Adonai Zoe Nabwanika, each is hereby declared the adopted child of Rachael Mbekeka Burroughs and Todd Stanton Burroughs, the relationship of parent and child is hereby created with all rights and privileges incidental thereto, including the right of inheritance.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="3" style="list-style-type:lower-alpha"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The parental rights of all others with respect to these each child, not previously terminated are hereby terminated.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="4" style="list-style-type:lower-alpha"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The petitioners, Rachael Mbekeka Burroughs and Todd Stanton Burroughs shall have exclusive care, custody and control of the said three children, free from the claims or hindrances of all others, and shall be held responsible for their maintenance, education and support, as emphasized in the welfare Principles of children.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="5" style="list-style-type:lower-alpha"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The names of the said three children, are each hereby changed to include the family name of Burroughs, the name desired by the adoptive parents.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="6" style="list-style-type:lower-alpha"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The Registrar of Births and Deaths is hereby directed to make an entry recording this adoption in the Adoption, Children Register and to issue each adopted child a Certificate reflecting the parental relationship established herein.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="7" style="list-style-type:lower-alpha"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">It is further directed that this Adoption Order be furnished to the consular department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at Kampala.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="8" style="list-style-type:lower-alpha"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Costs of this petition shall be borne by the petitioners.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Dated at Mubende this 06<sup>th</sup> day of July, 2018.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Signed:       ...............................................</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">                   <b>DR. JOSEPH MURANGIRA</b></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">                   JUDGE</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:13px"> </p></span></div></div> </div> </div> Tue, 12 Apr 2022 12:19:43 +0000 Ben Mulingoki 17738 at http://ulii.org In the matter of An Application for Guardianship by Nakazindo Dorothy (Family And Children’s Cause 1 of 2022) [2022] UGHCFD 2 (17 March 2022); http://ulii.org/ug/judgment/hc-family-division-uganda/2022/2 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">In the matter of An Application for Guardianship by Nakazindo Dorothy (Family And Children’s Cause 1 of 2022) [2022] UGHCFD 2 (17 March 2022);</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Ben Mulingoki</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 04/12/2022 - 08:40</span> <div class="field field--name-field-files field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Download</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://media.ulii.org/files/judgments/ughcfd/2022/2/2022-ughcfd-2.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=4754563">2022-ughcfd-2.pdf</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="views-element-container"><div class="view view-eva view-download-conditional view-id-download_conditional view-display-id-entity_view_1 js-view-dom-id-3eeb914cc7ba489f0cd3fd46238967e3974ea0ad066f9090cff093aa043ce523"> <div><div class="views-field views-field-views-conditional-field"><span class="field-content"><iframe class="pdf" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="no" width="100%" height="800px" src="/libraries/pdf.js/web/viewer.html?file=https%3A%2F%2Fmedia.ulii.org%2Ffiles%2Fjudgments%2Fughcfd%2F2022%2F2%2F2022-ughcfd-2.pdf" data-src="https://media.ulii.org/files/judgments/ughcfd/2022/2/2022-ughcfd-2.pdf" title="2022-ughcfd-2.pdf"></iframe></span></div></div> </div> </div> Tue, 12 Apr 2022 08:40:42 +0000 Ben Mulingoki 17726 at http://ulii.org In the Matter of an Adoption cause by Mryta Burpee (Adoption Cause 1 of 2019) [2019] UGHCFD 446 (03 July 2019); http://ulii.org/ug/judgment/hc-family-division-uganda/2019/446 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">In the Matter of an Adoption cause by Mryta Burpee (Adoption Cause 1 of 2019) [2019] UGHCFD 446 (03 July 2019);</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sorretah Natuhwera</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 04/11/2022 - 12:12</span> <div class="field field--name-field-files field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Download</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://media.ulii.org/files/judgments/ughcfd/2019/446/2019-ughcfd-446.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=629385">2019-ughcfd-446.pdf</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">IN THE HIGH COURT OF UGANDA AT MUBENDE</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">ADOPTION CAUSE NO. 001 OF 2019.</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">IN THE MATTER OF THE CHILDREN ACT, CAP, 59, AS AMENDED BY ACT NO. 16 OF 2016.</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">IN THE MATTER OF NAMUKISA SHEEBAH AGED 2 YEARS</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">AND</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">IN THE MATTER OF A PETITION BY MRYTA BURPEE (FEMALE) FOR ADOPTION OF NAMUKISA SHEEBAH (CHILD) </span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:13px"> </p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">RULING BY: HON. JUSTICE DR.  JOSEPH MURANGIRA</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></p> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Introduction.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Representation</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The petitioner is represented by Ms Juliet Nagawa Luggya from Nagawa Luggya &amp; Co. Advocates, Kampala.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This is an exparte application.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:8px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The application/petition.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This petition is brought under Article 139 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, 1995, as amended, sections 14 and 15 of the Judicature Act, Cap. 13, Sections 3, 4, 13 and 14 of the Children (Amendment) Act, 2016 and Sections 45 and 46 of the Children Act, Cap. 59 and Rule 17 of the  Children (Adoption of Children) Rules.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This petition is based on the following grounds; that:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify" value="1"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The petitioner is desirous of adopting the child, Namukisa Sheebah, a female child Ugandan, aged 22 (Twenty Two) months old under the provisions of the children’s Act.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The petitioner is a Canadian Citizen aged 39 years, currently resident in Uganda, where she has been a resident since January, 2018.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The petitioner is a widow of the Late Jordon Burpee with whom she had applied and were granted an order of custody for the child.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That the petitioner and the husband have no biological children of their own, but have previously adopted a son David Harper Burpee, aged 4 years, from South Africa.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The child, Namukisa Sheebah, has not been subject of an adoption order or of an application order, or an application or petition for an adoption order.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The petitioner has not received or agreed to receive and no person has given or agreed to make or give to the petitioner any payment or reward in consideration of the adoption of the child.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That the child, Namukisa Sheebah has been fostered by the petitioner since February, 2018 where she has been providing all her necessities of life up to date.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That on 9<sup>th</sup> March, 2018 a care order placing the child under the care of the petitioner was granted under the supervision of Mubende Probation and Social Welfare Officer, whose report is attached to the petition and marked “D”.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="0" style="list-style-type:lower-alpha"><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This Petition is supported by an affidavit sworn by the petitioner on 30<sup>th</sup> January, 2019 at Kampala.                                                                                                                                     The petitioner’s affidavit contains both oral and documentary evidence in support of this petition.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The petitioner prays for:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That an order for adoption of the child, Namukisa Sheebah, by the petitioner be made under the children’s Act as amended with all the necessary directions.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That the costs of this petition be provided for  as above mentioned or otherwise as the court may direct; and</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That such further or other order be made as the nature of the case may require.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:8px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Resolution of this petition by court.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">In her written submissions, counsel for the petitioner framed the following issues for the court’s determination:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify" value="1"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Whether the petitioner qualifies to be appointed adoptive parent of the child, Namukisa Sheebah.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Whether the application is in the best interest of the child.</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This matter came up for hearing on 10<sup>th</sup> July, 2019. In attendance were the petitioner, the child, Namukisa Sheebah, the already adopted child David Harper Burpee, aged 4 years, from South  Africa, Mr. Byekwaso Fred, a police investigating officer who authored an investigation report in support of this matter, Ms Asiimwe Mary who picked the child from the road side when she was about 3 (three) to 4 (four) days old, Luba Andrew also an investigating officer in this matter, the Probation &amp; Welfare Officer, and of course counsel for the petitioner.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">I interviewed and interacted with the abovestated persons in connection with this petition. Each of the aforestated persons are supporting the petitioner and the child who is to be adopted by the petitioner in this adoption proceedings.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Adoption proceedings.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Adoption is the creation of the parent child relationship by judicial order between two parties who are unrelated; the relation of parent and child created by law between persons who are not in fact parent and child. See Bryan A. Garner, Blacks Law Dictionary, (9<sup>th</sup> Edn A Thomson Renters’ Business, 2009) 50.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Adoption in law creates a lifelong relationship of parenthood between a child and the adoptive. See the case of Ayat Joy –Vs- Jevevieve Chenekan Obonyo &amp; Another High Court Adoption case no. 52 of 2002.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">In this instant case, the child, Namukisa Sheebah, is an infant under the laws of Uganda. She is a person under the age of eighteen years. See Article 257 (1)(c) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, 1995, as amended; and section 2 of the children Act, Cap. 59 as amended.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">From the affidavit evidence and all the documents on the court record, the applicant is aged 39 years and the infant child is aged 2 years. Thus, the applicant is over 21 years older than the child. See section 45 (1) (a) of the children Act, (Supra). It is also important to note that both the applicant and the child are females. See section 45 (3) of the children Act, Cap. 59. See also the case of Re Edith Nassazi, High Court Adoption Cause no. 4 of 1997. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The child subject to these adoption proceedings has known parents. She was picked by a good Samaritan, Ms Asiimwe Mary, by the road side when the child was about three to four days old. Certainly, the infant needs care and protection.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The applicant was granted a care order of custody of the infant by court. The applicant has been a defacto guardian of the infant since 2018. It is also noted that on 9<sup>th</sup> March, 2018, a care order placing the child under the care of the petitioner was granted under the supervision of Mubende Probation and Social Welfare Officer, whose report is on the court record. From the evidence on court record, there is no other person willing to provide for the special care and maintenance that child needs.                                               </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">While in court, I observed that the applicant and the child have already bonded as parent and child relation exists. The financial welfare of the petitioner as investigated as per the documentary evidence on court record, and was found to be sound.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Further, section 45 (4) of the Children Act, Cap. 59, provides that the applicant must have fostered the child for a period of not less than thirty six months under the supervision of a Probation and Social Welfare Officer. In this instant case, the application/petition falls short of that legal requirement.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Courts have, however, been progressive in interpreting section 45 (4) of the Children Act. In Re Derrick Mugoya Okola Willy, Edward Kabugo (Children) of Kamwokya, Kampala District, High Court Adoption Cause no. 69 of 2007, where the applicant had not fostered the infants for thirty six months, the Judge held that Section 45 is only discretionary and not mandatory and the court waives the reminder of the thirty six months requirement if it is in the child’s best interest. The special circumstances in this case is that the infant has no known parents and relatives and that the applicant is ready and willing to provide the infant with food, clothing, treatment, care, love, education, and so forth. Thus it is the interest of the child that the thirty six months fostering period be waived. And it is accordingly waived.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="4"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:8px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Conclusion.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">In closing and in total consideration of the entire petition and its supportive affidavit evidence, the submissions by counsel for the petition, the law cited hereinabove in this<b><u> </u></b>ruling and my entire analysis of the law and facts pertaining to this petition, I hold  that this petition has merit. It is accordingly allowed in the following orders; that:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The adoption order is granted to the petitioner, as prayed for in the petition.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">All rights, duties, obligations and liabilities of the parents and guardians in relation to the welfare of the adopted child including but not limited to maintenance, treatment, care, love and education of Namukisa Sheebah.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">All rights to appoint a guardian and to consent or give consent to marriage are extinguished and they vest in and will from now and onwards be exercised by and enforceable against the adopter.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The adoptive parent (petitioner) is at liberty to add their family name to the name of Namukisa Sheebah, the adopted child.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The petitioner shall bear the costs of this petition.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Dated at Mubende this 23<sup>rd</sup> day of July, 2019</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">……………………………..</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">DR. JOSEPH MURANGIRA</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">JUDGE</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">  </span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="views-element-container"><div class="view view-eva view-download-conditional view-id-download_conditional view-display-id-entity_view_1 js-view-dom-id-8057a0b481772660f52bbcf44e0a17a8cfb278e183676d39894c6611fb004894"> <div><div class="views-field views-field-views-conditional-field"><span class="field-content"><p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">IN THE HIGH COURT OF UGANDA AT MUBENDE</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">ADOPTION CAUSE NO. 001 OF 2019.</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">IN THE MATTER OF THE CHILDREN ACT, CAP, 59, AS AMENDED BY ACT NO. 16 OF 2016.</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">IN THE MATTER OF NAMUKISA SHEEBAH AGED 2 YEARS</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">AND</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">IN THE MATTER OF A PETITION BY MRYTA BURPEE (FEMALE) FOR ADOPTION OF NAMUKISA SHEEBAH (CHILD) </span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:13px"> </p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">RULING BY: HON. JUSTICE DR.  JOSEPH MURANGIRA</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></p> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Introduction.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Representation</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The petitioner is represented by Ms Juliet Nagawa Luggya from Nagawa Luggya &amp; Co. Advocates, Kampala.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This is an exparte application.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:8px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The application/petition.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This petition is brought under Article 139 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, 1995, as amended, sections 14 and 15 of the Judicature Act, Cap. 13, Sections 3, 4, 13 and 14 of the Children (Amendment) Act, 2016 and Sections 45 and 46 of the Children Act, Cap. 59 and Rule 17 of the  Children (Adoption of Children) Rules.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This petition is based on the following grounds; that:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify" value="1"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The petitioner is desirous of adopting the child, Namukisa Sheebah, a female child Ugandan, aged 22 (Twenty Two) months old under the provisions of the children’s Act.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The petitioner is a Canadian Citizen aged 39 years, currently resident in Uganda, where she has been a resident since January, 2018.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The petitioner is a widow of the Late Jordon Burpee with whom she had applied and were granted an order of custody for the child.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That the petitioner and the husband have no biological children of their own, but have previously adopted a son David Harper Burpee, aged 4 years, from South Africa.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The child, Namukisa Sheebah, has not been subject of an adoption order or of an application order, or an application or petition for an adoption order.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The petitioner has not received or agreed to receive and no person has given or agreed to make or give to the petitioner any payment or reward in consideration of the adoption of the child.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That the child, Namukisa Sheebah has been fostered by the petitioner since February, 2018 where she has been providing all her necessities of life up to date.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That on 9<sup>th</sup> March, 2018 a care order placing the child under the care of the petitioner was granted under the supervision of Mubende Probation and Social Welfare Officer, whose report is attached to the petition and marked “D”.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="0" style="list-style-type:lower-alpha"><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This Petition is supported by an affidavit sworn by the petitioner on 30<sup>th</sup> January, 2019 at Kampala.                                                                                                                                     The petitioner’s affidavit contains both oral and documentary evidence in support of this petition.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The petitioner prays for:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That an order for adoption of the child, Namukisa Sheebah, by the petitioner be made under the children’s Act as amended with all the necessary directions.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That the costs of this petition be provided for  as above mentioned or otherwise as the court may direct; and</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">That such further or other order be made as the nature of the case may require.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:8px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Resolution of this petition by court.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">In her written submissions, counsel for the petitioner framed the following issues for the court’s determination:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify" value="1"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Whether the petitioner qualifies to be appointed adoptive parent of the child, Namukisa Sheebah.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Whether the application is in the best interest of the child.</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This matter came up for hearing on 10<sup>th</sup> July, 2019. In attendance were the petitioner, the child, Namukisa Sheebah, the already adopted child David Harper Burpee, aged 4 years, from South  Africa, Mr. Byekwaso Fred, a police investigating officer who authored an investigation report in support of this matter, Ms Asiimwe Mary who picked the child from the road side when she was about 3 (three) to 4 (four) days old, Luba Andrew also an investigating officer in this matter, the Probation &amp; Welfare Officer, and of course counsel for the petitioner.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">I interviewed and interacted with the abovestated persons in connection with this petition. Each of the aforestated persons are supporting the petitioner and the child who is to be adopted by the petitioner in this adoption proceedings.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Adoption proceedings.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Adoption is the creation of the parent child relationship by judicial order between two parties who are unrelated; the relation of parent and child created by law between persons who are not in fact parent and child. See Bryan A. Garner, Blacks Law Dictionary, (9<sup>th</sup> Edn A Thomson Renters’ Business, 2009) 50.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Adoption in law creates a lifelong relationship of parenthood between a child and the adoptive. See the case of Ayat Joy –Vs- Jevevieve Chenekan Obonyo &amp; Another High Court Adoption case no. 52 of 2002.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">In this instant case, the child, Namukisa Sheebah, is an infant under the laws of Uganda. She is a person under the age of eighteen years. See Article 257 (1)(c) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, 1995, as amended; and section 2 of the children Act, Cap. 59 as amended.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">From the affidavit evidence and all the documents on the court record, the applicant is aged 39 years and the infant child is aged 2 years. Thus, the applicant is over 21 years older than the child. See section 45 (1) (a) of the children Act, (Supra). It is also important to note that both the applicant and the child are females. See section 45 (3) of the children Act, Cap. 59. See also the case of Re Edith Nassazi, High Court Adoption Cause no. 4 of 1997. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The child subject to these adoption proceedings has known parents. She was picked by a good Samaritan, Ms Asiimwe Mary, by the road side when the child was about three to four days old. Certainly, the infant needs care and protection.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The applicant was granted a care order of custody of the infant by court. The applicant has been a defacto guardian of the infant since 2018. It is also noted that on 9<sup>th</sup> March, 2018, a care order placing the child under the care of the petitioner was granted under the supervision of Mubende Probation and Social Welfare Officer, whose report is on the court record. From the evidence on court record, there is no other person willing to provide for the special care and maintenance that child needs.                                               </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">While in court, I observed that the applicant and the child have already bonded as parent and child relation exists. The financial welfare of the petitioner as investigated as per the documentary evidence on court record, and was found to be sound.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Further, section 45 (4) of the Children Act, Cap. 59, provides that the applicant must have fostered the child for a period of not less than thirty six months under the supervision of a Probation and Social Welfare Officer. In this instant case, the application/petition falls short of that legal requirement.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Courts have, however, been progressive in interpreting section 45 (4) of the Children Act. In Re Derrick Mugoya Okola Willy, Edward Kabugo (Children) of Kamwokya, Kampala District, High Court Adoption Cause no. 69 of 2007, where the applicant had not fostered the infants for thirty six months, the Judge held that Section 45 is only discretionary and not mandatory and the court waives the reminder of the thirty six months requirement if it is in the child’s best interest. The special circumstances in this case is that the infant has no known parents and relatives and that the applicant is ready and willing to provide the infant with food, clothing, treatment, care, love, education, and so forth. Thus it is the interest of the child that the thirty six months fostering period be waived. And it is accordingly waived.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol start="4"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:8px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Conclusion.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">In closing and in total consideration of the entire petition and its supportive affidavit evidence, the submissions by counsel for the petition, the law cited hereinabove in this<b><u> </u></b>ruling and my entire analysis of the law and facts pertaining to this petition, I hold  that this petition has merit. It is accordingly allowed in the following orders; that:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The adoption order is granted to the petitioner, as prayed for in the petition.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">All rights, duties, obligations and liabilities of the parents and guardians in relation to the welfare of the adopted child including but not limited to maintenance, treatment, care, love and education of Namukisa Sheebah.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">All rights to appoint a guardian and to consent or give consent to marriage are extinguished and they vest in and will from now and onwards be exercised by and enforceable against the adopter.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The adoptive parent (petitioner) is at liberty to add their family name to the name of Namukisa Sheebah, the adopted child.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The petitioner shall bear the costs of this petition.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Dated at Mubende this 23<sup>rd</sup> day of July, 2019</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">……………………………..</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">DR. JOSEPH MURANGIRA</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">JUDGE</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">  </span></span></span></p></span></div></div> </div> </div> Mon, 11 Apr 2022 12:12:19 +0000 Sorretah Natuhwera 17715 at http://ulii.org Ssemambo ( administrator of the estate of the late kakembo) v Sebbowa (Misc Cause 6 of 2019) [2019] UGHCFD 445 (08 October 2019); http://ulii.org/ug/judgment/hc-family-division-uganda/2019/445 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Ssemambo ( administrator of the estate of the late kakembo) v Sebbowa (Misc Cause 6 of 2019) [2019] UGHCFD 445 (08 October 2019);</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Ben Mulingoki</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 04/11/2022 - 08:49</span> <div class="field field--name-field-files field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Download</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://media.ulii.org/files/judgments/ughcfd/2019/445/2019-ughcfd-445.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=598717">2019-ughcfd-445.pdf</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">IN THE HIGH COURT OF UGANDA AT MUBENDE</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">MISCELLANEOUS CAUSE NO. MBD-06 OF 2019</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">SSEMAMBO DAVID JACKSON================================APPLICANT   (Administrator of the Estate of the late</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">LIVINGSTONE KAKEMBO)</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b>      </b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"> </p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">VERSUS</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:4px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">YOZEFU SEBBOWA=======================================RESPONDENT</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"> </p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">RULING BY: HON. JUSTICE DR.  JOSEPH MURANGIRA</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Introduction.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Representation</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The applicant is represented by Ms. Lubega Matovu &amp; Co. Advocates, Kampala. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The respondent is not represented by any lawyers in this matter. The respondent chose not to file any reply to the application. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:14px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The application.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This application is brought by way of  Notice of Motion under section 98 of the Civil Procedure Act Cap 71; Section 177 of the Registration of Titles Act Cap 230 and Order 52 rules 1, 2 &amp; 3 of the Civil Procedure Rules S.I 71-1.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This application is seeking the following orders, that:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><ol style="list-style-type:lower-alpha"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The respondent shows cause why the caveat lodged on land comprised in Singo Block 151, plot 25 at Lulagala and Butega-Mityana District should not be removed.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The caveat lodged be removed/vacated.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Costs of this application be provided for.</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This application is based on the following grounds, that:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:96px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">1.       That the Applicant is the Administrator of the estate of the late Livingstone Kakembo and the registered proprietor of the above mentioned land.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:96px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">2.       That the Applicant has failed to distribute the above mentioned land to the beneficiaries on the grounds that the Respondent lodged a caveat on the same as a purported purchaser of seven (7) acres without any clear documents.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:96px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">3.       That the applicant has not filed an inventory to court and has not distributed the above mentioned land to the linear beneficiaries of the estate of the late Livingstone Kakembo.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:96px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">4.       That it is just and equitable that the Respondent shows cause why the Caveat lodged on the land comprised in Singo Block 151, plot 25 at Lulagala and Butenga, Mityana District should not be removed.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">2.4.    The application is supported by the affidavit sworn by Semambo David Jackson, the applicant on 4<sup>th</sup> April, 2019</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Further, the applicant filed his written submissions in support of his case on 4<sup>th</sup> April, 2019. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:14px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The respondent never participated in this matter. He did not file any response to this matter.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">4.       <b><u>Resolution of this application by court.</u></b></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">4.1.    The applicant filed this application with an affidavit in support thereof. According to the affidavit of service filed in court on behalf of the applicant, the respondent was constructively served with this application. The respondent never filed in court an affidavit in reply to this application. Thus, it is taken that the respondent had no grounds or evidence to base on to oppose this application. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">In the case of Massa –Vs- Achen [1978] HCB 297 it was held that:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">“ where facts are sworn in an affidavit and these are not denied or rebutted by the opposite party, the presumption is that facts are accepted.”</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">In the premises, this application stands unchallenged.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">5.       <b><u>Conclusion.</u></b></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">In closing and in total consideration of the entire application, the affidavit evidence in support of this application and the submissions by counsel for the applicant, I hold that this application has merit.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">It is accordingly allowed in the orders being sought therein. The applicant shall bear the costs of his application.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Dated at Mubende this 8<sup>th</sup> day of October, 2019.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">..……………………………..</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">DR. JOSEPH MURANGIRA</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">JUDGE</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> </div> <div class="views-element-container"><div class="view view-eva view-download-conditional view-id-download_conditional view-display-id-entity_view_1 js-view-dom-id-532f05653f153196fa271d6f35aed4fbc587f7c30dc8db92bde48d48d4954005"> <div><div class="views-field views-field-views-conditional-field"><span class="field-content"><p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">IN THE HIGH COURT OF UGANDA AT MUBENDE</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">MISCELLANEOUS CAUSE NO. MBD-06 OF 2019</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">SSEMAMBO DAVID JACKSON================================APPLICANT   (Administrator of the Estate of the late</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">LIVINGSTONE KAKEMBO)</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b>      </b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"> </p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">VERSUS</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:4px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">YOZEFU SEBBOWA=======================================RESPONDENT</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"> </p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">RULING BY: HON. JUSTICE DR.  JOSEPH MURANGIRA</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Introduction.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Representation</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The applicant is represented by Ms. Lubega Matovu &amp; Co. Advocates, Kampala. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The respondent is not represented by any lawyers in this matter. The respondent chose not to file any reply to the application. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:14px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The application.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This application is brought by way of  Notice of Motion under section 98 of the Civil Procedure Act Cap 71; Section 177 of the Registration of Titles Act Cap 230 and Order 52 rules 1, 2 &amp; 3 of the Civil Procedure Rules S.I 71-1.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This application is seeking the following orders, that:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><ol style="list-style-type:lower-alpha"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The respondent shows cause why the caveat lodged on land comprised in Singo Block 151, plot 25 at Lulagala and Butega-Mityana District should not be removed.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The caveat lodged be removed/vacated.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Costs of this application be provided for.</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This application is based on the following grounds, that:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:96px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">1.       That the Applicant is the Administrator of the estate of the late Livingstone Kakembo and the registered proprietor of the above mentioned land.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:96px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">2.       That the Applicant has failed to distribute the above mentioned land to the beneficiaries on the grounds that the Respondent lodged a caveat on the same as a purported purchaser of seven (7) acres without any clear documents.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:96px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">3.       That the applicant has not filed an inventory to court and has not distributed the above mentioned land to the linear beneficiaries of the estate of the late Livingstone Kakembo.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:96px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">4.       That it is just and equitable that the Respondent shows cause why the Caveat lodged on the land comprised in Singo Block 151, plot 25 at Lulagala and Butenga, Mityana District should not be removed.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">2.4.    The application is supported by the affidavit sworn by Semambo David Jackson, the applicant on 4<sup>th</sup> April, 2019</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Further, the applicant filed his written submissions in support of his case on 4<sup>th</sup> April, 2019. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ol start="3"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:14px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The respondent never participated in this matter. He did not file any response to this matter.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">4.       <b><u>Resolution of this application by court.</u></b></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">4.1.    The applicant filed this application with an affidavit in support thereof. According to the affidavit of service filed in court on behalf of the applicant, the respondent was constructively served with this application. The respondent never filed in court an affidavit in reply to this application. Thus, it is taken that the respondent had no grounds or evidence to base on to oppose this application. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">In the case of Massa –Vs- Achen [1978] HCB 297 it was held that:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">“ where facts are sworn in an affidavit and these are not denied or rebutted by the opposite party, the presumption is that facts are accepted.”</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">In the premises, this application stands unchallenged.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">5.       <b><u>Conclusion.</u></b></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">In closing and in total consideration of the entire application, the affidavit evidence in support of this application and the submissions by counsel for the applicant, I hold that this application has merit.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">It is accordingly allowed in the orders being sought therein. The applicant shall bear the costs of his application.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Dated at Mubende this 8<sup>th</sup> day of October, 2019.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">..……………………………..</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">DR. JOSEPH MURANGIRA</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">JUDGE</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p></span></div></div> </div> </div> Mon, 11 Apr 2022 08:49:07 +0000 Ben Mulingoki 17709 at http://ulii.org Namagembe v Nakayima (Misc Cause 4 of 2019) [2019] UGHCFD 444 (09 April 2019); http://ulii.org/ug/judgment/hc-family-division-uganda/2019/444 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Namagembe v Nakayima (Misc Cause 4 of 2019) [2019] UGHCFD 444 (09 April 2019);</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Ben Mulingoki</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 04/11/2022 - 08:24</span> <div class="field field--name-field-files field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Download</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://media.ulii.org/files/judgments/ughcfd/2019/444/2019-ughcfd-444.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=431944">2019-ughcfd-444.pdf</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">IN THE HIGH COURT OF UGANDA AT MUBENDE</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">MISCELLANEOUS CAUSE NO. 04/2019</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">IN THE MATTER OF AN APPLICATION UNDER SECTION 2 OF THE ESTATE OF PERSONS OF UNSOUND MIND ACT, CAP. 155, FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A MANAGER</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:24px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">NYANZI NAMAGEMBE FAITH======================APPLICANT</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"> </p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">VERSUS</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:24px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:24px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">NAKAYIMA ESEERI===============================RESPONDENT</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">RULING BY HON. JUSTICE DR.  JOSEPH MURANGIRA</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"> </p> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Introduction.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Representation.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The applicant, Nyanzi Namagembe Faith is represented by M/s Sam Sserwanga &amp; Co. Advocates, Kampala.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The respondent, Nakayima Eseeri, is a person presumed to be a person of unsound mind.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:8px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The application.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">2.1     This application is brought by way of Chamber Summons under Sections 2 and 3 of the Administration of the Estate of Persons of unsound mind, cap 155 and Rules 1, 2 (a), (c), (d) and 3 of the Administration of Estate of Persons of unsound mind (Procedure) Rules, Statutory Instrument no. 155-1 and section 98 of the Civil Procedure Act, Cap. 71.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in"> </p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">2.2.    This application is seeking the following orders; that:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"> </p> <ol style="list-style-type:lower-roman"><li style="margin-left:56px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The applicant be appointed as manager of the Estate of the respondent, Nakayima Eseeri (a person of unsound mind).</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:56px; text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Costs of this application be borne by the applicant.</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">2.3 This application is based on the following grounds; that:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">          (a)      <b>The Respondent is a person of unsound mind.</b></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:96px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">(b)     The Respondent is not an inmate in a mental Hospital nor detained in prison, but is at presently residing at Luwunga “B” L.C.I, Kirulumba Ward, Kiboga Town Council, Kiboga District under the applicant’s care.</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:96px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">(c )    The estate of the Respondent is specified in the schedule and that she is not entitled to any other estate.</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:96px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">(d)     It is necessary that a manager be appointed in respect of the Respondent’s Estate and that the applicant being her biological sister is a fit and proper person, best placed and qualified to manage the said Estate.</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:96px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">(e)     It is in the interests of justice and fairness that this application be allowed.</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">2.4.    This application is supported by the affidavit sworn by:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:96px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">(a)      <b>The applicant, Nyanzi Namagembe Faith on 10<sup>th</sup> day of January, 2019.   </b></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:96px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">(b)     Mr. Sserubiri Peter Kaggwa, a brother to both applicant and the respondent, on 10<sup>th</sup> January, 2019; and,</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:96px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">(c )    Lubuulwa George, a brother to both the applicant and the respondent, on 10<sup>th</sup> January, 2019.</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:96px; text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">These three affidavits contain direct evidence in support of this application. Again, the applicant adduced medical and other documentary evidence in support of this application.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">2.5.    It is noted that this application proceeded exparte.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">3.       <b><u>Resolution of this application by court.</u></b></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">3.1.    Counsel for the applicant filed in court his written submissions in support of this application. In his written submissions he prayed that this application be granted and the applicant be appointed a legal manager of the Respondent’s Estate, which comprises in pensions, annuities and life policies.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">          </span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">          In their written submissions, Counsel for the applicant framed for determination the following issues:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ol><li style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Whether the respondent is a person of unsound mind.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><ol style="list-style-type:lower-alpha"><li style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Whether the applicant is a fit and proper person for appointment as a legal manager of the Respondent’s Estate.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">3.2     On the first issue: Whether the respondent is a person of <u>unsound mind.</u></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">          This application was filed in this court together with medical evidence from the medical practitioner, Dr. Peter Isagara of Kiboga Hospital. She was later referred to Butabika Hospital where she was confirmed as being insane.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">          Therefore based on the said medical evidence, I am convinced on the balance of probabilities, that the respondent is a person of unsound. And consequently incapable of looking after herself and her estate. In the premises, I answer the 1<sup>st</sup> issue in the affirmative.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"> </p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">3.3.    On the 2<sup>nd</sup> issue:- <b>whether the applicant is a fit and proper person to be appointed as a manager of the respondent’s estate.</b></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">          From the evidence on court record, the applicant is an adult person. Her soundness of mind is not in doubt. Again, the respondent was put on treatment in Butabika Hospital and sent back home under the care of her biological sister, the applicant, Nyanzi Namagembe Faith. The applicant has offered herself and taken oath in an affidavit to take care of the respondent, who is a person of sound mind.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">          <b>“Under section 3(2) of the Administration of the Estate of Persons of Unsound Mind, after an inquiry by court as to whether or not the person of unsound mind has any stable relative willing to manage the person’s Estate, and the court is satisfied that relative of a suitable person to act as manager of the Estate of the person of unsound mind that he or she is willing so to act, the court shall appoint him or her to be the manager of the estate if it is of the opinion that a manager be appointed”. </b></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">See also the case of in the matter of Rhona Kibuka Msoke, a person of unsound mind, H/C family Division, Miscellaneous Cause no. 1 of 2009, a ruling by Hon. Mr. Justice FMS Egonda-Ntende.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b>          </b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">In total consideration of the affidavits evidence and the law applicable cited above, I make a finding that the applicant is a fit and proper person to be appointed a manager of the estate of the Respondent. I thus answer the 2<sup>nd</sup> issue in the affirmative.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">4.       <b><u>Conclusion</u></b>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">          In closing and in total consideration of my analysis in resolving the abovestated two issues in this Ruling, I hereby grant this application in the following orders, that:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ol><li style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The applicant is appointed manager of the Estate of Nakayima Eseeri, the respondent.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The applicant shall not without special permission of this court, mortgage, change, or transfer by sale, gift, surrender, exchange or otherwise any immovable property of which the estate may consist of, lease any such property for a term exceeding five (5) years or invest in any securities other than those authorized by the Trustees Act.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The manager shall file in this court within 6 (six) months from the date of this ruling, an inventory of the property belonging to the Respondent and of all such sums of money, goods, and effects as she shall receive an account of the estate together with a statement of all the debts due to the Respondent.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The manager so appointed shall annually furnish this court with an account showing the sums received and disbursed on account of the estate and the balance remaining in her hands.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Unless otherwise ordered by this court, the manager so appointed shall serve gratuitously.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">No costs are awarded.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="text-align:justify; text-indent:.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Dated at Mubende this 9<sup>th</sup> day of April, 2019.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">............................................</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">DR. JOSEPH MURANGIRA</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">JUDGE</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"> </p> </div> <div class="views-element-container"><div class="view view-eva view-download-conditional view-id-download_conditional view-display-id-entity_view_1 js-view-dom-id-599da01283a688ccb55e9a79968020a61f7e35b9b6bc9a383b8df332cf2ef340"> <div><div class="views-field views-field-views-conditional-field"><span class="field-content"><p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">IN THE HIGH COURT OF UGANDA AT MUBENDE</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">MISCELLANEOUS CAUSE NO. 04/2019</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">IN THE MATTER OF AN APPLICATION UNDER SECTION 2 OF THE ESTATE OF PERSONS OF UNSOUND MIND ACT, CAP. 155, FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A MANAGER</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:24px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">NYANZI NAMAGEMBE FAITH======================APPLICANT</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"> </p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">VERSUS</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:24px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:24px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">NAKAYIMA ESEERI===============================RESPONDENT</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">RULING BY HON. JUSTICE DR.  JOSEPH MURANGIRA</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"> </p> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Introduction.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Representation.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The applicant, Nyanzi Namagembe Faith is represented by M/s Sam Sserwanga &amp; Co. Advocates, Kampala.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol><li style="list-style-type:none"> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The respondent, Nakayima Eseeri, is a person presumed to be a person of unsound mind.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></li> </ol></li> </ol><p style="margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px"> </p> <ol start="2"><li class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:8px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The application.</span></span></span></u></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">2.1     This application is brought by way of Chamber Summons under Sections 2 and 3 of the Administration of the Estate of Persons of unsound mind, cap 155 and Rules 1, 2 (a), (c), (d) and 3 of the Administration of Estate of Persons of unsound mind (Procedure) Rules, Statutory Instrument no. 155-1 and section 98 of the Civil Procedure Act, Cap. 71.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in"> </p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:115%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">2.2.    This application is seeking the following orders; that:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"> </p> <ol style="list-style-type:lower-roman"><li style="margin-left:56px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The applicant be appointed as manager of the Estate of the respondent, Nakayima Eseeri (a person of unsound mind).</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:56px; text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Costs of this application be borne by the applicant.</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">2.3 This application is based on the following grounds; that:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">          (a)      <b>The Respondent is a person of unsound mind.</b></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:96px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">(b)     The Respondent is not an inmate in a mental Hospital nor detained in prison, but is at presently residing at Luwunga “B” L.C.I, Kirulumba Ward, Kiboga Town Council, Kiboga District under the applicant’s care.</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:96px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">(c )    The estate of the Respondent is specified in the schedule and that she is not entitled to any other estate.</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:96px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">(d)     It is necessary that a manager be appointed in respect of the Respondent’s Estate and that the applicant being her biological sister is a fit and proper person, best placed and qualified to manage the said Estate.</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:96px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">(e)     It is in the interests of justice and fairness that this application be allowed.</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">2.4.    This application is supported by the affidavit sworn by:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:96px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">(a)      <b>The applicant, Nyanzi Namagembe Faith on 10<sup>th</sup> day of January, 2019.   </b></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:96px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">(b)     Mr. Sserubiri Peter Kaggwa, a brother to both applicant and the respondent, on 10<sup>th</sup> January, 2019; and,</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:96px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">(c )    Lubuulwa George, a brother to both the applicant and the respondent, on 10<sup>th</sup> January, 2019.</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:96px; text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">These three affidavits contain direct evidence in support of this application. Again, the applicant adduced medical and other documentary evidence in support of this application.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">2.5.    It is noted that this application proceeded exparte.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">3.       <b><u>Resolution of this application by court.</u></b></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">3.1.    Counsel for the applicant filed in court his written submissions in support of this application. In his written submissions he prayed that this application be granted and the applicant be appointed a legal manager of the Respondent’s Estate, which comprises in pensions, annuities and life policies.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">          </span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">          In their written submissions, Counsel for the applicant framed for determination the following issues:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ol><li style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Whether the respondent is a person of unsound mind.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><ol style="list-style-type:lower-alpha"><li style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Whether the applicant is a fit and proper person for appointment as a legal manager of the Respondent’s Estate.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">3.2     On the first issue: Whether the respondent is a person of <u>unsound mind.</u></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">          This application was filed in this court together with medical evidence from the medical practitioner, Dr. Peter Isagara of Kiboga Hospital. She was later referred to Butabika Hospital where she was confirmed as being insane.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">          Therefore based on the said medical evidence, I am convinced on the balance of probabilities, that the respondent is a person of unsound. And consequently incapable of looking after herself and her estate. In the premises, I answer the 1<sup>st</sup> issue in the affirmative.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"> </p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">3.3.    On the 2<sup>nd</sup> issue:- <b>whether the applicant is a fit and proper person to be appointed as a manager of the respondent’s estate.</b></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">          From the evidence on court record, the applicant is an adult person. Her soundness of mind is not in doubt. Again, the respondent was put on treatment in Butabika Hospital and sent back home under the care of her biological sister, the applicant, Nyanzi Namagembe Faith. The applicant has offered herself and taken oath in an affidavit to take care of the respondent, who is a person of sound mind.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">          <b>“Under section 3(2) of the Administration of the Estate of Persons of Unsound Mind, after an inquiry by court as to whether or not the person of unsound mind has any stable relative willing to manage the person’s Estate, and the court is satisfied that relative of a suitable person to act as manager of the Estate of the person of unsound mind that he or she is willing so to act, the court shall appoint him or her to be the manager of the estate if it is of the opinion that a manager be appointed”. </b></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">See also the case of in the matter of Rhona Kibuka Msoke, a person of unsound mind, H/C family Division, Miscellaneous Cause no. 1 of 2009, a ruling by Hon. Mr. Justice FMS Egonda-Ntende.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b>          </b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">In total consideration of the affidavits evidence and the law applicable cited above, I make a finding that the applicant is a fit and proper person to be appointed a manager of the estate of the Respondent. I thus answer the 2<sup>nd</sup> issue in the affirmative.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">4.       <b><u>Conclusion</u></b>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">          In closing and in total consideration of my analysis in resolving the abovestated two issues in this Ruling, I hereby grant this application in the following orders, that:-</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ol><li style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The applicant is appointed manager of the Estate of Nakayima Eseeri, the respondent.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The applicant shall not without special permission of this court, mortgage, change, or transfer by sale, gift, surrender, exchange or otherwise any immovable property of which the estate may consist of, lease any such property for a term exceeding five (5) years or invest in any securities other than those authorized by the Trustees Act.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The manager shall file in this court within 6 (six) months from the date of this ruling, an inventory of the property belonging to the Respondent and of all such sums of money, goods, and effects as she shall receive an account of the estate together with a statement of all the debts due to the Respondent.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">The manager so appointed shall annually furnish this court with an account showing the sums received and disbursed on account of the estate and the balance remaining in her hands.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Unless otherwise ordered by this court, the manager so appointed shall serve gratuitously.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:32px; text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">No costs are awarded.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="text-align:justify; text-indent:.5in; margin-bottom:13px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">Dated at Mubende this 9<sup>th</sup> day of April, 2019.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin-bottom:13px"> </p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">............................................</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">DR. JOSEPH MURANGIRA</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent:.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Lucida Fax&quot;,serif">JUDGE</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:48px; text-align:justify; text-indent:-.5in; margin-bottom:13px"> </p></span></div></div> </div> </div> Mon, 11 Apr 2022 08:24:07 +0000 Ben Mulingoki 17708 at http://ulii.org Mutumba and 2 Others v Nsereko and Another (Civil Suit 17 of 2019) [2022] UGHCFD 1 (09 February 2022); http://ulii.org/ug/judgment/hc-family-division-uganda/2022/1 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Mutumba and 2 Others v Nsereko and Another (Civil Suit 17 of 2019) [2022] UGHCFD 1 (09 February 2022);</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Ben Mulingoki</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 03/10/2022 - 07:26</span> <div class="field field--name-field-files field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Download</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://media.ulii.org/files/judgments/ughcfd/2022/1/2022-ughcfd-1.pdf" type="application/pdf; 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length=338552">2020-ughcfd-10.pdf</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="views-element-container"><div class="view view-eva view-download-conditional view-id-download_conditional view-display-id-entity_view_1 js-view-dom-id-84707e1c0f2b793ffe5b3a078b52cc085f4b3152959f2249b71b57b77d583a25"> <div><div class="views-field views-field-views-conditional-field"><span class="field-content"><iframe class="pdf" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="no" width="100%" height="800px" src="/libraries/pdf.js/web/viewer.html?file=https%3A%2F%2Fmedia.ulii.org%2Ffiles%2Fjudgments%2Fughcfd%2F2020%2F10%2F2020-ughcfd-10.pdf" data-src="https://media.ulii.org/files/judgments/ughcfd/2020/10/2020-ughcfd-10.pdf" title="2020-ughcfd-10.pdf"></iframe></span></div></div> </div> </div> Wed, 09 Mar 2022 10:41:48 +0000 Ben Mulingoki 17543 at http://ulii.org Mande Sekiziyivu (Administrator for the estate of late Sajjabi) v Mulindwa (Miscellaneous Application 44 of 2021) [2021] UGHCFD 215 (01 October 2021); http://ulii.org/ug/judgment/hc-family-division-uganda/2021/215 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Mande Sekiziyivu (Administrator for the estate of late Sajjabi) v Mulindwa (Miscellaneous Application 44 of 2021) [2021] UGHCFD 215 (01 October 2021);</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Ben Mulingoki</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 03/09/2022 - 07:06</span> <div class="field field--name-field-files field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Download</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://media.ulii.org/files/judgments/ughcfd/2021/215/2021-ughcfd-215.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=286827">2021-ughcfd-215.pdf</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="views-element-container"><div class="view view-eva view-download-conditional view-id-download_conditional view-display-id-entity_view_1 js-view-dom-id-591969cba606fcb68f5ae04bc2a473111f2abaef61e16af74eb5a4bcffdc081a"> <div><div class="views-field views-field-views-conditional-field"><span class="field-content"><iframe class="pdf" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="no" width="100%" height="800px" src="/libraries/pdf.js/web/viewer.html?file=https%3A%2F%2Fmedia.ulii.org%2Ffiles%2Fjudgments%2Fughcfd%2F2021%2F215%2F2021-ughcfd-215.pdf" data-src="https://media.ulii.org/files/judgments/ughcfd/2021/215/2021-ughcfd-215.pdf" title="2021-ughcfd-215.pdf"></iframe></span></div></div> </div> </div> Wed, 09 Mar 2022 07:06:29 +0000 Ben Mulingoki 17514 at http://ulii.org Nakiberu v Kalemera ( as administrator for the estate of the late rtd Justice Musoke Kibuuka) (Miscellaneous Application 82 of 2021) [2021] UGHCFD 5 (03 December 2021); http://ulii.org/ug/judgment/hc-family-division-uganda/2021/5 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Nakiberu v Kalemera ( as administrator for the estate of the late rtd Justice Musoke Kibuuka) (Miscellaneous Application 82 of 2021) [2021] UGHCFD 5 (03 December 2021);</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Ben Mulingoki</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 03/04/2022 - 08:07</span> <div class="field field--name-field-files field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Download</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://media.ulii.org/files/judgments/ughcfd/2021/5/2021-ughcfd-5.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=327182">2021-ughcfd-5.pdf</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="views-element-container"><div class="view view-eva view-download-conditional view-id-download_conditional view-display-id-entity_view_1 js-view-dom-id-a01ba975e431330bc121e00d329badf3f55f4143f109f8ba3a33e3e0d70f94ae"> <div><div class="views-field views-field-views-conditional-field"><span class="field-content"><iframe class="pdf" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="no" width="100%" height="800px" src="/libraries/pdf.js/web/viewer.html?file=https%3A%2F%2Fmedia.ulii.org%2Ffiles%2Fjudgments%2Fughcfd%2F2021%2F5%2F2021-ughcfd-5.pdf" data-src="https://media.ulii.org/files/judgments/ughcfd/2021/5/2021-ughcfd-5.pdf" title="2021-ughcfd-5.pdf"></iframe></span></div></div> </div> </div> Fri, 04 Mar 2022 08:07:00 +0000 Ben Mulingoki 17480 at http://ulii.org