Parliament’s Appointments Committee has on Friday vetted 15 judges who were recently appointed by President Yoweri Museveni.
Last week, the President appointed the Inspector General of Government (IGG) Irene Mulyagonja as Court of Appeal Judge. Also appointed to the court of appeal were Monica Kalyegira and Kibeedi Muzamiru.
Museveni also appointed 12 judges to the High Court. These include Mugabo Vincent Emmy, Busingye Immaculate, Muwata Isaac, Byaruhanga Jesse Rugyema, Serunkuma Isah, Abinyo Susan, Katamba Victoria Nakintu, Odoki Phillip, Esther Nambayo, Boniface Wamala, Jane Okuo, and Jeanne Rwakakoko.
Following the appointment, Museveni wrote to the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga requesting her to approve the judges.
Early this year, Mulyagonja joined 24 other candidates to apply for the three vacant positions for justices of the Court of Appeal/Constitutional Court.
She is currently serving her second and final term as the ombudsman after her appointment in April 2012. Prior she served as High Court Judge.
She has served for seven years and she replaced Raphael Baku who stepped in as acting Inspector General of Government after the Justice Faith Mwondha refused to appear before Members of Parliament for vetting and thereafter she resigned and reverted back to the judiciary for redeployment.
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