No Chief Justice as New Judges Are Revealed

Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki who is Meant to be Retiring this Year
Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki who is Meant to be Retiring this Year

The list of Judges that President Museveni appointed to fill the void in the Courts of  judicature has been revealed days after the Budget committee of Parliament threw out the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Maj Gen. Kahinda Otafiire over the same issue, on that fateful day Gen. Otafire left promising to return with the 28 man list.

However the list does not include a Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice positions that fell Vacant after Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki and his deputy Lady Justice Elizabeth Bahegeine Mpagi reached the Mandatory Retirement Age. With reports doing Rounds suggesting that the President is trying to find ways of Retaining the Chief Justice. And one of these is by adopting the American system where supreme court Judges Serve till Death or Voluntary Retirement. the position of Deputy Chief Justice is Held By justice Steven Kavuma, while Justice Benjamin Odoki Continues to Hold His Position.

The List includes transfers with Nakawa court resident Judge Justice Faith Mwondha,who has been taken to the Court of Appeal, Justice Eldard Mwanguhya. and Justice Stella Arach Amoko from the Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court. The Surprise on the List is Richard Butera who has been the Director of Public Prosecutions,he has been appointed to the Court of Appeal.

The Appointments await Parliamentary Approval.

SUPREME COURT

Amos Twinomujuni
Arach Amoko

COURT OF APPEAL

Justice Egonda Ntende
Richard Butera
Justice Solomy Bbosa
Justice Geoffrey Kiryabwire
Justice Opio Aweri
Justice Faith Mwondha
Justice Eldard Mwangusya

HIGH COURT
Damalie Nantudde Lwanga
Henry Peter Adonyo
Margaret Tibulya
Elizabeth Jane Alividza
Godfrey Namundi
Henrietta Wolayo
John Eudes Keitirima
David Batema
Kaweesa Isabirye
Elizabeth Kibula Kabanda
Damalie Nantudde Lwanga
Lydia Mugambe
Duncan Gaswaga
Vincent Okwanga
Alexandra Rugadya Nkonge
Dr. Winfred Nabisinde
Eva Luswata Kawuma
Michael Elubu

 

1 thought on “No Chief Justice as New Judges Are Revealed

  1. There are many successful Muslim lawyers on the market. Can’t you feel a sense of shame and appoint at least one or two among the judges? Why do you completely sideline a community? …. Not because they don’t qualify, but out of sheer marginalization?

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