Museveni Appoints Owiny Dollo’s Wife, Six More Judges To Court of Appeal, High Court

President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni has appointed a total of seven judges, two of whom are to serve on the Court of Appeal Bench and five on the High Court Bench.

Those appointed High court justices include the former acting Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, Tom Chemutai, the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Vincent Wagona, Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Alice Kyomuhangi, the Deputy Director of Law Development Centre Florence Nakachwa and Lawrence Tweyanze, the current Deputy Registrar in the Department of Inspectorate of Courts.

Those appointed to the Constitutional Court are Jinja Resident Judge Eva Luswata Kawuma and Deputy Solicitor General, Christopher Gashirabake.

“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 the Appeal and Judges of the High Court, respectively,” he stated in a letter dated August 13, 2021.

The President has since forwarded the seven names to the Parliament for vetting as one of the constitutional requirements before they take an oath and commence work officially.

The appointment of three justices to the Court of Appeal now brings the total number of justices to the second-highest court in the land to 17.

Likewise, the appointment of the five High Court judges now brings the total number of judges to 67. Though the approved Parliament structure for High Court judges is 82, meaning, they are less than 15.

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