The Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine has made ten changes among High court judges with the most notable one being Justice Ezekiel Muhanguzi of the International crimes division being transferred to the Executions and Bailiffs divisions as its head.
Muhanguzi has been in charge of the case in which nine Muslim clerics are facing terrorism and murder related charges. At the Executions and Bailiffs division Muhanguzi will be deputized by Justice Flavia Ssenoga Anglin who has been transferred from the Commercial Court.
Others changed include: Justice Margaret Oguli who has been moved from Masaka High court to the civil division of the High court in Kampala where she will be the court’s deputy head, she replaces Justice Elizabeth Musoke who was prompted to the Court of Appeal.
Justice Albert Frank Rugadya Atwoki has been moved from the criminal division to the High court in Masindi where he will replace Justice Simon Peter Byabakama who was recently promoted to the Court of Appeal.
Justice Henry Peter Adonyo is now the Executive Director of the Judicial Studies Institute (JSI) having been transferred from the Commercial court. Justice Jane Kiggundu will now serve at the Family division having served as the Executive Director of the judicial studies institute; she replaces Justice Catherine Bamugemereire who was promoted to the Court of Appeal.
Justice Wilson Masalu Musene will now head the criminal division having been transferred from Nakawa High court circuit. Justice Elizabeth Kabanda has been transferred from the Lands division to the criminal division.
Justice Jessica Ayebazibwe will serve at the lands division having been transferred from Mbale High court while Justice Damalie Lwanga has been deployed at the Nakawa High court having served at lands division.
According justice Bamwine, with the exception of Justice Muhanguzi, whose appointment takes immediate effect, other judges’ appointments will take effect on December 31, 2015.
“As per the advice of Parliament to the appointing authority, promoted Judges are to first complete writing the pending judgments/rulings in matters they have completed hearing before assuming their new positions,” the Principal judges’ circular reads.