Driver Who Threatened Kill Judge Over Poor Pay Arrested

'We No Longer Need Your Services': Judiciary Driver Kisambira Who Threatened Judge Over Low Pay Fired

Stanley Kisambira

The driver attached to the Judiciary who released an audio recording complaining about the poor pay and indicated that he could cause a tragic incident as a result of the stress he was living with, has been arrested.

Police spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan, Luke Owoyesigyire, confirmed the arrest of Stanley Kisambira saying he is currently being detained at the Central Police Station in Kampala.

Kisambira, in an audio clip which went viral on social media, claimed that receives Shs200,000 as his salary and the same amount for allowances, per quarter.

The driver who has been working at the Judiciary for a period of 15 years said that he is very annoyed and that can do harm to others.

“I am a driver. I can ram into a stationery trailer, killing all occupants, including the judge and bodyguard.”

However, Judiciary Spokesperson Jameson Karemani, acknowledges the inadequate pay extended to drivers but emphasizes that allowances for all non-judicial staff including drivers were enhanced this year to facilitate them while on duty to about 1 million shillings monthly on top of their salary of 235,000 shillings.

“While it is true that salaries of non-judicial staff are low like for workers in other institutions, the Judiciary Management has made interventions to bridge that gap. This is to reassure all Staff of the Judiciary that everything is being within the laid down legal precincts to further address their welfare concerns,” reads part of the statement.

“This was an intervention to facilitate the lower cadre of staff, specifically non-judicial staff whose salaries have not been enhanced. As a result of the above intervention, each driver is paid a reasonable consolidated monthly allowance paid out on a quarterly basis. Added together with the salary, the total monthly payment for a driver is over Shs1 million,” the statement further reads.

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