The Judiciary of Uganda has cautioned some four Law Development Centre (LDC) students who recorded a video twerking to Musician Eezy’s Tumbiza Sound jam while on duty at the Commercial Division of the High Court in Kampala.
The slay lawyers, in a video that has since made several rounds on social media, recorded themselves dancing on Monday (January 4) at about 10 am. According to the Commercial Court, they are attached to the court as part of a greater 18 students fulfilling their 4 month clerkship programme.
“To the Court, this was unprofessional and unethical conduct and an abuse of the integrity of Judiciary as a whole,” said Commercial Court’s Judge, Anne Mugenyi Bitature, who summoned and met the four students over the video on Tuesday.
According to information we are getting from the chambers, the interns were “seriously reprimanded.” Three of the four; Ms Kakidi Ann, Ms Nabirye Zeridah Mary and Ms Kalungi Kellen are on Clerkship at the Commercial Court (December 2020 – April 2021), while Ms Katusiime Pearl, the fourth student, is also on Clerkship with a private City law firm.
Ms Katusiime participated in the dance video while on a visit to her colleagues, Campus Bee understands.
Justice Bitature said they were cautioned after they accepted their “unprofessional conduct and apologized for their actions in writing and promised never to repeat the same misconduct”.
“I am however aware that LDC Management has undertaken to handle the issue within the confines of its internal disciplinary procedures. The Director of LDC came to me earlier today (Wednesday ), to get facts on what exactly happened. He said the students will be subjected to disciplinary process later today (Wednesday), and we (the Judiciary) shall await the decision to be communicated to us,” she said.