‘Eating Big!’ Museveni Appoints 16 High Court Judges In Acting Capacity


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NoThe President of Uganda HE. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has in acting capacity for 2 years promoted and appointed 16 judges to the High Court.

Among those appointments in new positions, include Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Douglas Karekona Singiza who came into the limelight recently while handling tortured novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija’s court case. Kakwenza fled to Europe after he was granted bail.

According to the statement released by Judicial Service Commission (JSC), seven of the 16 newly appointed judges are male while nine are female.

“H.E. the President of Uganda has appointed in acting capacity 16 judges of the high court into the Judiciary Service,” reads JSC in a press statement.

Below is A List Of Appointed Judges

  1. Ikit Mary
  2. Dr. Singiza Douglas Karekona
  3. Matovu Nassuna Flavia
  4. Samuel Emokor
  5. Susan Kanyange
  6. Namanya Bernard
  7. Patricia Kahingi Asiimwe
  8. Ocaya Thomas Ojele Rubanga
  9. Christine Kaahwa
  10. Patricia Mutesi
  11. Okello George
  12. Bukirwa Faridah
  13. Magala Harriet Grace
  14. Acellam Collins
  15. Nagawa Celia
  16. Nshimye Allan Paul Mbabazi

This is the largest ever appointment of Judges of the High Court at that level by the President.

These appointments are an outcome of the Commission’s ongoing recruitment exercise of Judicial Officers at various levels into the judiciary service.

The appointment is expected to enhance the capacity of the High Court to expeditiously dispose of cases and tackle backlog.

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