President Museveni s appoints Mulyagonja to Court of Appeal, names 15 new judges

The President also named 12 new High Court Judges including the Inspector of Courts, Immaculate Busingye Byaruhanga, Judiciary spokesman Vincent Mugabo and Registrars Phillip Odoki and Ester Nambayo, among others.

By: Nasser Kasozi

The President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has appointed the Inspector General of Government (IGG) Irene Mulyagonja to seat on the Court of Appeal.

Museveni drops IGG Mulyagonja, sends her to Court of Appeal: President Museveni has dropped Irene Mulyagonja as the Inspector General of Government (IGG).

Mulyagonja was instead appointed a judge in the Court of Appeal.

Museveni has since forwarded her appointment to parliament for approval.

In May, a concerned citizen asked the Judicial Service Commission to block her appointment at the Court of Appeal.

The citizen cited “gross incompetency, high handedness, nepotism and other corruption tendencies” while executing her work as IGG.

Museveni had even earlier appointed Edith Col. Nakalema, the head of Corruption Unit, to watch over her docket saying it was infiltrated by weevils.

In his new appointments, Museveni also named sent Monica Kalyegira and Kibeedi Muzamiru to the Court of Appeal.

In the same appointment, President Museveni named 12 candidates to the High Court, who include among others; Immaculate Busingye Byaruhanga, Judiciary spokesman Vincent Mugabo and Registrars Odoki Phillip, Esther Nambayo, Boniface Wamala, Jane Okuo, and Jeanne Rwakakoko among others.

The development is contained in a letter to the Speaker of Parliament Rebbeca Kadaga.

Judiciary Senior Communications Officer Solomon Muyita has confirmed the development.

Others include Byaruhanga Jesse Rugyema, Sserunkuma Isah, Rwakakoko Jeane and Abinnyo Suzanne.

President Museveni has responded to long time request by the Judiciary about shortages of the number of judges to handle case backlog in the courts of judicature.

And this is the first time in history the president is appointment the highest number of judges at ago.

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