AFRICA INVESTIGATES
THE AWARD-WINNING SERIES FROM THE WORLD INVESTIGATES IS BACK
UNDERCOVER TO FIGHT CRIME & CORRUPTION ACROSS THE CONTINENT
episode five
UGANDA: TEMPLES OF INJUSTICE
featuring Uganda's EMMANUEL MUTAIZIBWA
directed by KARIM SHAH
with original music by Grammy Award winner DANIEL PLATZMAN
UGANDA
POPULATION
37 million (2013)
HEAD OF STATE
Yoweri Museveni
GDP per capita
$572 (£365)
LIFE EXPECTANCY
59 years
PRESS FREEDOM
110th out of 180 (RSF)

Ugandan undercover journalist Emmanuel Mutaizibwa leads a team of reporters who go undercover inside Uganda’s court system to reveal the price of justice, exposing a chain of corruption that is rotting the country’s judiciary at its core.

The investigation begins in Kasangati, a suburban town just north of the capital city, Kampala. The Magistrate’s Court in Kasangati plays a central role in the town, but Emmanuel and his team discover that it’s as much a place for buying and selling as the town’s market.

Posing as litigants and armed with undercover cameras, Emmanuel’s team climb a hierarchy of corruption, where they are forced to use bribe money to navigate past officials at every step.

Money is demanded from the very first instance of reporting a crime and the practice reaches shocking heights within the court itself, from the police up to a senior magistrate.