By Rogers Wanambwa
KIU, Main Campus – On Thursday, August 18, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni appointed five new High Court judges and two Court of Appeal/Constitutional Court justices.
The newly appointed members of the bench are former Ag. Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, Tom Chemutai, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Vincent Wagona, Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, Alice Kyomuhangi, Deputy Director of Law Development Centre Florence Nakachwa, and Lawrence Tweyanze, who is currently, Deputy Registrar in the Department of Inspectorate of Courts.
Museveni also appointed Jinja Resident Judge, Eva Luswata Kawuma and Deputy Solicitor General, Christopher Gashirabake to the Court of Appeal.
Besides, the President has since submitted the names of the appointees to Jacob Oulanyah, the Speaker of Parliament, 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.
When approved by Parliament, the number of High Court justices will be up to 57, and Court of Appeal judges will be 15.