Kapchorwa Chief Magistrate In Hot Soup As Judiciciary Moves To Investigate Bar Brawl Saga
Published on : September 14, 2021
Kapchorwa Chief Magistrate Teko Lokeris is out of detention on police bond, but his woes seem far from over.
Lokeris went viral over the weekend following a saturday night incident at the Mt. Moroto Hotel in Moroto where he reportedly threatened a civilian with a pistol during a heated arguement.
He was consequently locked up at Moroto Central Police on allegations of attempting to shoot at a relative while on a drinking spree.
In a recent statement jointly signed by the Judiciary Public Relations Officer, Jameson Karemani and the Senior Communications Officer, Sheila Wamboga, investigations have commenced into the matter.
“As an independent, competent and accountable arm of government that is mandated to administer justice to all, we are closely following up the matter with Moroto Police so that thorough investigations are carried out into the alleged September 11 incident at Mount Moroto Hotel,” reads the statement in part.
The Judiciary says it condems such acts and action will be taken if the Chief Magistrate is found to be guilty.
“…the Judiciary does not condone misconduct by its staff and as such, the alleged incident is being inquired into by the Inspectorate of Courts. The Inspectorate of Courts is an internal organ of the Judiciary mandated to investigate and examine complaints against Judiciary staff in order to enforce the Judicial Code of Conduct and Ethics,” it reads further.
The Judiciary Chief Registrar, Sarah Langa Siu has tasked the Inspectorate of Courts to investigate the circumstances.
Lokeris however maintains that his arrest ia an act of malice aimed at tarnishing his hard built reputation.
He claims that his relatives are working to enforce revenge on him over the continued stay of their father, Peter Lokeris, the Chekwii County legislator in parliament.
Lokeris however confirms that he has a licensed pistol but has never drawn it at anyone.