A well functioning judiciary remains a key pillar for administration of justice in
any government pretentious of being democratic. The legal system ought to be
characterised by impartiality, consistency, openness, predictability, and stability.
Citizens ought to be equal before the law. Unfortunately, the judiciary in many
African countries is a poisoned institution due to the corruption malaise. In this
article, two case studies of Buganda Road and Mukono Chief Magistrates Courts
to show how specific forms of corruption affect the administration of justice, are
discussed. Use was made of a cross-sectional descriptive survey design that included
a sample size of 86 respondents. Both qualitative and quantitative techniques
were used in the study. The analysis was done using correlation to establish the
relationships between the study variables. The article identifies theoretical and
policy implications that appeal to both local and international audiences.