President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has appointed five new High Court judges and two Court of Appeal/Constitutional Court justices.
Those appointed High court justices include the former Acting Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, Tom Chemutai, the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Vincent Wagona, Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, Alice Kyomuhangi, the Deputy Director of Law Development Centre Florence Nakachwa and Lawrence Tweyanze, the current Deputy Registrar in the Department of Inspectorate of Courts
Those appointed to the appellant court are Jinja Resident Judge, Eva Luswata Kawuma and Deputy Solicitor General, Christopher Gashirabake. Museveni has submitted the names of the appointees to the Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah for vetting and approval.
“In exercise of the powers vested in the President by Article 142(1) of the 1995 constitution. I have, acting on the advice of the Judicial Service Commission, appointed persons listed below as Justices of Appeal and Judges of the High Court, respectively”, reads Museveni’s August 13th, 2021 letter.
Once approved by parliament, the nominees will bring to 57, the number of High court justices and 15, the number of Court of Appeal judges. This is according to the Judiciary records seen by Uganda Radio Network. In a related development, Museveni has also appointed Flavia Nabakooza, Mary Kaitesi Kisaakye and Rosemary Bareebe as full Registrars.
The trio has been working as Deputy Registrars. Their appointments are contained in a separate letter dated August 13th 2021 Museveni addressed to Justice Benjamin Kabiito, the Chairperson of Judicial Service Commission