The Judiciary of Uganda has cautioned four Law Development Centre (LDC) Internship students who recorded a video twerking to Eezy’s Tumbiza Sound jam while on duty at the Commercial Division of the High Court in Kampala.
In a video that has made rounds on social media, the lawyers recorded a dancing video on Monday (January 4) of about 10 am.
In the statement signed by His Worship Jameson Karemera Karemani, the public relations officer of the judiciary, the actions of these Interns were unethical and an abuse of the integrity of the Judiciary as a whole.
“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.
“They are a first-hand look at how the legal system is portrayed in the eyes of court. Ms Kakidi Ann, Ms Nabirye Zeridah Mary and Ms Kalungi Kellen are part of the 18 LDC students 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. She participated in the dance video while on a visit to her colleagues.”
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”.