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JUDICIALLY STARTS PROCESS TO RETIRE KAVUMA

By UTN Reporter

Kampala. The judicially has started the process to retire the controversial Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma who turns 70yrs on 29th September.

The Chairperson of the Judicial Service Commission-JSC Justice Benjamin Kabiito says a road map for the retirement of Justice Kavuma has been drawn, adding that by July 2017, a replacement will be in place.

Justice Kabiito also says the exercise will see several other judges filled up. He says the judicially is doing thorough background checks on all the applicants, which will take up to end of May.

Justice Kabiito says shortlists will be pinned up in June, while interviews will follow suit in July before being forwarded to the President for a decision.

The Judicial Service Commission sent letters to different departments like Judiciary, Directorate of Public Prosecutions, and Uganda Law Society inviting them to select candidates to apply for the vacancies.

The vacancies include 2 Supreme Court Justices, 4 justices in the Court of Appeal/Constitutional Court and 16 Vacancies in the High Court.

Justice Kabiito emphasized integrity as key in the entire recruitment process, in the positions of Justices and Judges. He says the judicially will do thorough back ground checks, education a nd other aspects.

The Constitution provides that a judge of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal/Constitutional Court retires upon clocking the age of 70, while those of the High Court retire upon clocking the age of 65.

To be appointed a High Court judge, an advocate should have practiced law for at least 10 years.

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By UTN Reporter

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By Isaac Tenywa

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