His decision comes a few hours after the Jinja High court Judge Jeanne Rwakakooko dismissed with costs, an application filed by Sakwa challenging his interdiction from office in the wake of criminal charges against him.
Dr. Kamunyu vowed in an interview with URN never to cede to dishonesty as he returns to Makerere University, saying that academic freedoms and freedoms of expression that he was fighting for remain cardinal to him.
Through his lawyer, Isaac Ssemakadde, Mushomi, a lecturer in the School of Statistics and Planning on Thursday told the tribunal that he was unfairly suspended and that the suspension of four years without pay was harsh, excessive and in contravention of employment laws.
Nuwagaba had spent 17months out of university service following his dismissal on May 23rd, 2018 by the University Appointments Board for alleged extortion and bribery. However, the university Human Resource Director, Richard Mugisha reinstated Nuwagaba in a September 10th, 2019 letter and deployed him as the Chief Custodian of the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology –CEDAT.
The staff appeals tribunal has directed management to immediately reinstate, Elias Nuwagaba at Makerere University, saying disciplinary process leading to his dismissal from the university service had gaps.
Jackson Kwizera, a resident of Kisoro who traveled for more than eight hours to attend the court proceedings couldnt hide his joy. Kwizera, who was dancing outside the military court, told URN that he wasnt happy with the way his village mate was treated.
In their application through their lawyers of Kesiime and Co advocates, the applicants demanded for an explanation from the university why the M6 scale salary scale was split to create M6.1 and M6.2 salary scales.
The suspects were picked up in a joint security raid on Usafi Mosque in Kisenyi, a Kampala city suburb in May this year for their alleged kidnap and murder of Susan Magara. They were arraigned in court on charges of kidnap and murder with intentions of seeking a ransom and were remanded to Prison.
In her ruling, Justice Jane Persis Kiggundu denied Nyanzi bail on several grounds including the fact that he doesnt have a fixed place of residence. She observed that according to court documents, Nyanzi lives in three places including Kyempisi, Nansana and Nakawa, which makes it difficult to track him.