Mabirizi accuses Justice Ssekaana of misconduct and incompetence. This stems from the manner in which he handled a case challenging the appointment of Justice Simon Byabakama as the chairman of the Electoral Commission without resigning as a Justice of the Court of Appeal.
Justice Bart Katureebe is set to retire on June 20th 2020 having reached the mandatory retirement age 70 years. The Chief Justice is the head of Judiciary and is responsible for the administration and supervision of all courts in Uganda.
Kadagas directive stems from a petition presented to the Appointments Committee today, by Kawempe North MP Latif Ssebagala, questioning the recent appointments of members of the Judicial Service Commission JSC.
Speaking to journalists shortly after being approved by Parliaments Appointments Committee today, one of the members, former Sheema Woman MP Rosemary Nyakikongoro, says the debate should focus on Uganda losing key judicial officers when they are still needed in the system.
President Yoweri Museveni has finally named High Court Judge Benjamin Isingoma Kabiito as the new chairperson of the Judicial Service Commission--JSC. The appointment comes six months after the term of the old commission expired.
The Ugandan Constitution stipulates a four-year term contract which is subject to a one time renewal. However, Ogoola, who was first sworn in as the Chairman of the Commission in February 2012 is not eligible for a reappointment after clocking the mandatory retirement age of 70.
The Judiciary has carried out massive transfers that will affect 105 lower judicial officers, a move aimed at enhancing effective delivery of judicial services in the country. The judicial officers affected are of the ranks of assistant registrars, chief magistrates, magistrates Grade One and Two.
In a unanimous judgment, the three justices of the court; Remmy Kasule, Solomy Balungi Bbosa and Richard Butera held that the JSC did not accord justice Choudry an opportunity to defend himself against the complaint filed by the Uganda Law Society (ULS). The justices ruled that the omission was against the rules of natural justice.
The Constitutional Court on Wednesday temporarily stopped the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) from investigating Nakawa High Court Deputy Registrar Gladys Nakibuule Kisekka who is facing disciplinary charges and proceedings before the same commission.
Following the recent judicial Service Commission (JSC) promotions of 30 judicial officers to the ranks of Deputy Registrar, Assistant Registrar, Chief Magistrate and Grade One, the judiciary has responded by causing massive transfers and postings.
Prof Kanyeihamba was seeking courtâ€™s permission, to allow Justice Ogoola appear in court during the hearing and back their argument that the JSC that he heads; did not recommend Justice Odokiâ€™s name as a candidate for Judiciaryâ€™s top job.
According to information provided to the public accounts committee, the judicial service commission handled over 161 complaints mainly concerning chief magistrates, grade one and grade two magistrates in the last two financial years
Muhindo Ngene, the Judiciary Undersecretary said the work of filling up the vacant lies squarely with the judicial service commission adding that, their responsibility stops at declaring the vacant positions.
The Chairman of the Judicial Service Commission Justice James Ogoola has revealed that the Supreme Court presently does not have the capacity to execute its mandate. Ogoola told parliamentâ€™s committee on legal and parliamentary affairs that the Supreme Court does not have enough justices that constitute quorum to handle constitutional matters.
In line with our mandate under the Uganda Law Society Act to protect and assist the public in Uganda in all matters touching, ancillary or incidental to the law; and to assist the Government and the courts in all matters affecting legislation and the administration and practice of law in Uganda, we write to record our concern over the said appointment. Our concern is not aimed at targeting the eminent personality appointed, but rather is a record of our effort, at this stage, to draw attention to the unconstitutional appointment and a request for Parliament to take into account matters herein raised in considering the President\'s request to appoint Mr. Benjamin Odoki....
MP Gerald Karuhanga, the Western youth representative, has written to the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga asking her to act expeditiously in accordance with her constitutional mandate to stop Parliament from approving Justice Benjamin Odoki as Chief Justice.