Forum for Democratic Change has dismissed the committee instituted by the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe to investigate and report cases of corruption in the judiciary questioning its experience, willingness and composition.
While addressing journalists at the party headquarters on Monday, the FDC spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda noted that the committee is insignificant and is incapable of sufficiently investigating corruption allegations especially where individuals at the top level within the judiciary are involved.
Last week, Katureebe instituted a committee of six members to investigate allegations of corruption in the judiciary and report back to him in period of two months.
Ssemujju proposed that an independent committee comprising of eminent lawyers should be tasked to undertake the probe other than naming junior staff.
“The FDC urges judiciary to subject itself to external investigations headed by incredible people such as Prof. Fredrick Ssempebwa, Prof Fredrick Juuko , Prof. Oloka Onyango and Prof Sylivia Tamale,” he said.
“As FDC we think judiciary will need to be subjected to a thorough investigation. You cannot get junior officers to carry out investigation including their bosses, maybe this is a cover up.”
He noted that the independence of judiciary has been deliberately undermined by President Museveni.