Parliament Kicks off Vetting Process of New Judges
The appointments committee of parliament will this morning start vetting the newly appointed judges .
The exercise will kick off at exactly 10:00am.The committee is chaired by the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga.
President Yoweri Museveni recently named 28 new judges to cover up gaps in the Supreme Court ,Court of Appeal and the High Court and submitted their names for approval by parliament.
Appointments to the Court of appeal include;The Director of Public Prosecution, Richard Butera,Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa the Makerere University Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of academics and Kenneth Kakuru a prominent human rights lawyer.
Amos Twinomujuni and Arach Amoko has been appointed justices of the Supreme Court.Justice Egonda Ntende and Justice Solomy Bbosa have also been appointed justices of the Court of Appeal .
High Court judges who include ;Justice Geoffrey Kiryabwire. Justice Opio Aweri, Justice Faith Mwondha and Justice Eldard Mwangusya have been promoted to the Court of Appeal.
Other judges appointed to the High Court include ;Henry Peter Adonyo, Margaret Tibulya, Elizabeth Jane Alividza, Godfrey Namundi, Henrietta Wolayo, John Eudes Keitirima, and David Batema.
Others are Kaweesa Isabirye, Elizabeth Kibula Kabanda, Damalie Nantudde Lwanga, Lydia Mugambe, Duncan Gaswaga, Vincent Okwanga, Alexandra Rugadya Nkonge, Dr. Winfred Nabisinde, Eva Luswata Kawuma and Michael Elubu.
Meanwhile ,the speaker of parliament appears to have snubbed the petition which was submitted by Muslim MPs contesting the appointment which excludes competent Muslim legal practitioners. The Muslim MPs wanted the vetting process to be halted until some Muslims are included in the list.