The Inspector General of Government(IGG), Irene Mulyyagonja and 14 other judicial officers appointed by President Museveni as judges of the Court of Appeal and High Court have on Friday appeared before the Parliamentary appointments committee for vetting.
The group that arrived in the morning are currently undergoing the vetting process by the committee chaired by the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga.
Museveni last month appointed 15 judicial officers as judges before sending their names to parliament for approval.
“In exercise of the powers vested in the President by the 1995 constitution of the Republic of Uganda and basing on advice of the Judicial Service Commission, I appoint the listed below as justices of the Court of Appeal and Judges of the High Court,”Museveni’s message read in part.
The officers included Irene Mulyagonja, the head of the Inspectorate of Government (IGG) but his terms expires next year, Muzamiru Kibeedi Mutangula, a lawyer and justice Monica Mugenyi Kalegira, the principal judge of the East African Court of Justice based in Tanzania who were appointed as justices of the Court of Appeal.
Those who were appointed as judges of the High Court included Vincent Emmy Mugabo, the public relations officer for the Judiciary, Immaculate Busingye, Isaac Muwata, Jesse Byaruhanga Rugyema, Isah Serukuma and Susan Abinyo, all registrars.
Others were Esta Nambayo, the Chief Registrar for the judiciary, Jane Okuo Kajuga, the spokesperson of the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Boniface Wamala, Philip Odoki Victoria Katamba Nakintu Nkwanga and Jeanne Rwakakoko.