In the Same Development, Katureebe has also appointed former Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Jameson Karemani as the Judiciary’s Public Relations Officer. Karemani will be replacing Vincent Emmy Mugabo who was also appointed a High Court Judge.
Chief Justice Bart Katureebe
The Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has replaced
the newly elevated judicial officers. A statement from the judiciary
shows that Katureebe has named Tom Chemutai as Acting Chief Registrar replacing
Esta Nambayo who was appointed High court judge.
Chemutai, 53, started his career as a Judicial
Officer serving first as a grade one Magistrate in1995. He also served as the
Personal Assistant to the former Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki for three years
and held various positions including being the Secretary General of the East
African Magistrates, Judges Association, Registrar of executions and bailiffs court,
high court, Supreme Court among others.
He holds a Masters in Law from Makerere
University and Diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Center. Katureebe
has also appointed Jameson Karemani, the former Buganda Road Court Chief
Magistrate new judiciary Public Relations Officer. He replaces Vincent Emmy
Mugabo who was also appointed High Court Judge.
Karemani, who has equally served in various
judicial positions started out as a legal officer at the Legal Aid Project of
Uganda law society in 1996 before crossing to the Judiciary. He has among others served as the Publicity Secretary of the
Rotary Club of Kitgum for seven years.
Karemani, who is now leaving the Office
of the Inspectorate of courts, represents the Judiciary on various Integrity
Committees including that of the Justice Law and Order Sector. Karemani was named the best performing
Chief Magistrate for the years 2010 up to 2013. On October, 5th President Yoweri Museveni appointed 15 Judges
including 12 for the High Court and 3 for the Appellant Court.
Justice Irene Mulyagonja, the Inspector General of Government, Monica Kalegira
Mugenyi who has been serving as Principal Judge at the East African Court of
Justice in Tanzania and High Court Advocate, Muzamiru Mutangula Kibeedi.
Those appointed to High Court include Vincent Mugabo, the
Judiciary Communications officer, Esther Nambayo, the Chief Court Registrar,
Inspector of Courts, Immaculate Busingye, Jane Okuo Kajuga, the Spokesperson Directorate
of Public Prosecution. Others include Isaac Muwata, Jesse Rugyema and Serunkuma
Isah, Jeanne Rwakakoko, Suzan Abinyo, Victoria Katamba, Boniface Wamala and
The group took oath at State House in Entebbe on Tuesday. The
Chief Justice has used the same chance to reshuffle 37 Judicial Officers,
arguing that it’s in the interest of bettering service delivery. He explains
that some transfers are meant to fill the gaps left behind by the promoted
Those affected in the transfers include deputy Registrars,
Assistant Registrars, Chief Magistrates, Grade one and Two Magistrates. The
most notable transfers include that of the Deputy High Court Criminal Division
Registrar, Mary Ikit to Registrar High court, Mary Keitesi from the Family
Division to Criminal Division and Rosemary Bareebe from Gulu High Court to
Registrar In charge of Magistrates Affairs.
The Entebbe Chief Magistrate, Mary Babirye
has been appointed the Court of Appeal Registrar. According to Katuree, the appointments
and transfers take effect January 1st 2020.