Women Demand Review Of Plea Burgain Program

Women rights activist are set to petition the Chief Justice over the existing loopholes in the plea bargain process and its execution.

Early this year the judiciary introduced plea bargain as a means of reducing case backlog.

According to Richard Makumbi a Program Officer at the Center for Domestic Violence Prevention, many sexual offenders have been awarded weaker sentences through this mutual arrangement which has encouraged re-occurrence of the same.

He explained that as mitigation measures, they are compiling a list of such cases which they will present to the chief just, demanding urgent review of this program in light of gender based violence.

Story By Samuel Ssebuliba