In the movies, you’ll find a girl perhaps called Tiffany who has suffered with some guy called Tyrese. Nga Tyrese is mean and abusive and you say, “Bambi Tiffany”. Tiffany will then dump that Tyrese guy. But Tyrese is telling her things like, “…I’ve always loved yah…It’s either me or nobadi else shortie…”  So Tiffany gets a restraining order against Tyrese and the court orders him not to be within even 10 metres of her otherwise it will be assumed he wants to hurt her and will be arrested. But now, someone will ask: can we also get restraining orders in this our Uganda?

Unfortunately, in Uganda, there’s no such thing as a restraining order. But before you cry all your crocodile tears for the Tiffany’s of Uganda, you should know that we had something called the COURT ORDER called an INJUNCTION

An Injunction is where a court orders a person to stop doing a particular thing for instance it can order Tyrese to stop calling her or going to her home. And if Tyrese does not adhere to the court order, he can be held in contempt of court and Tiffany can go ahead to sue Tyrese for assault. In this case, assault would not be defined as physical harm upon Tiffany’s person but making her feel unsafe. It would be also wise for Tiffany to report to police and file a complaint against the advances of Tyrese. To the Tiffanies out there, please seek some guidance. Life is precious.


Here’s a break down the different meanings of this word.

  1. Issue can mean a child e.g. My Lord, together, the couple have 5 issues. Then you know they are talking about children.
  2. Issue can also mean the point of contention and are going to be argued in Court e.g. the issues in our plaint are as follows.
  3. Issue can also mean to give e.g. Issued a false cheque.
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