President Museveni has appointed three people including the Director of Public Prosecutions, Justice Mike Chibita to the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land.
In a letter to the Speaker of Parliament, Museveni exercised powers vested in him by the 1995 constitution to appoint the three judicial officers to the highest court in the land.
“I hereby forward their names and CVs for approval by the appointments Committee of Parliament,”Museveni’s letter reads in part.
In the same letter, the president also appointed Justices Percy Tuhaise and Ezekiel Muhanguzi to the Supreme Court.
When contacted for a comment, the judiciary spokesperson, Solomon Muyita confirmed the development.
“That is the information we got but the President writes to the Speaker of Parliament and not judiciary,”Muyita told the Nile Post in a phone interview.
Mike Chibita graduated from Makerere University with a Bachelor’s degree in law in 1989 before completing the bar course in 1990.
He also holds a Master of Laws from the University of Iowa in International and Comparative Law.
He was in 2010 appointed to as a justice of the High Court in 2010 and in 2015, he became the Director of Public Prosecutions.
As the DPP, his helm has seen the successful prosecution of seven people accused of masterminding the 2010 Kampala twin blasts that killed over 70 revelers who were watching the World Cup final at Lugogo and Ethiopian village in Kampala.
Five of these were sentenced to life in prison whereas two of them were sentenced to 50 years imprisonment by the High Court in Kampala in 2016.