Martha Koome, the Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya has arrived in Uganda ahead of the 17th National Women Judges Conference to be held in Kampala. The four-day conference under the theme “Breaking barriers to equal justice and strengthening of institutions” will bring together all women judges under the umbrella body International Association of Women Judges – IAWJ.
The event will take place from Wednesday, October 26th to Saturday this week at Speke Resort Munyoyo. The Chief Justice has been welcomed by Justice Henrietta Wolayo, the President of the National Association of Women Judges at Entebbe International Airport on Monday afternoon.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is expected to be the Chief Guest at the conference. He will be accompanied by the Chief Justice of Uganda Alfonse Owiny – Dollo and the chief Justices from other participating countries.
The conference is expected to discuss critical issues in the dispensing of Justice including enhancing community Justice systems, women in Judicial Leadership, Justice Delivery in sexual and gender-based violence, emerging issues in youth justice, access to justice for persons with disability and the mentally challenged, the role of technology in abetting gender justice delivery, gender, and land justice, victim-centered justice processes, among other issues.
Justice Wolayo welcomed and thanked Chief Justice Martha Koome for jetting in for the conference early enough. The conference is expected to gather participants from East, South, and Central African countries.