The woes for the Inspector General of Government (IGG), Irene Mulyagonja seem to be far from over after a concerned citizen wrote to the Judicial Service Commission to block her appointment at the Court of Appeal.
Following a decision by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), the government body charged with recruitment and disciplining of judicial officers to advertise positions at the High Court and Court of Appeal that needed to be filled, Mulyagonja was one of the 25 candidates who applied.
However, in a letter to the Judicial Service Commission, a concerned citizen has petitioned the body seeking to block the appointment over what he termed as being unfit to fill the position.
“The judiciary being an arm of government and is mandated to dispense justice, without fear or favour, it should therefore staffed with people of integrity but unfortunately hon. Iren Mulyagonja does not fit in that category and will bring the judiciary into disrepute,”the concerned citizen says in a petition to the Judicial Service Commission.
“She has exhibited gross incompetency, high handedness, nepotism and other corruption tendencies while executing her work as IGG.”
In his petition, the concerned citizen says in May 2018, Mark Kamanzi, the head of the legal department at the National Drug Authority petitioned the IGG’s office seeking for an investigation into wrongs at NDA but up to now there has never been a show of the results from the investigations.
“To date, no feedback has been forthcoming from the IGG’s office. Probably it was bungled and shelved.”
The concerned citizen adds that in 2015, a teacher at Our Lady of Good Counsel SS in Gayaza petitioned Mulyagonja to investigate an alleged mismanagement of shs145 million by the then headmistress, Mary Tereza Obbo but there were not results.
The concerned citizen makes a number of other allegations against Mulyagonja that they say cannot allow the IGG to be appointed a justice of the Court of Appeal.
“All this is evidence of corruption, abuse of office and incompetence on Mulyagonja’s part which make her unfit for consideration to the Court of Appeal,” the concerned citizen says.
“As a concerned citizen, I request that your office carries out extensive investigation to verify these matters and save our country.”
Prior to her appointment as the head of the Inspectorate of Government, Mulyagonja had served as a justice of the High Court from 2008 to 2012.
When contacted on the matter, Mulyagonja declined to comment on the matter saying she has not seen the said letter.