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Karuhanga Petitions Parliament On Odoki, Kavuma Saga

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approved http://codesiconsulting.com/wp-content/plugins/sitepress-multilingual-cms/inc/functions-network.php geneva; color: #222222;”>“The clear implication is that the same person is acting as head of two appellate courts; one of which is an appellate court for matters emanating from the other. As the legal voice of the nation, the Uganda Law Society views this state of affairs as contravening Article 142(2) of the Constitution,” Ruth Sebatindira, ULS President told press yesterday.


The body thus urged that President Yoweri Museveni quickly appoints another Chief Justice and the deputy from among the names already forwarded to him by the Judicial Service Commission.


Kavuma’s appointment followed a blocked reappointment by President Museveni of Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki last year on grounds that he had clocked the lawful 70 years threshold.


MP Karuhanga in July last year rushed to the Constitutional Court to seek an injunction to permanently block Odoki’s reappointment.


The youth legislator, however, told press at parliament this morning that some of the petition files he had submitted to the court had strangely disappeared.


“The petition file was sent to the constitutional court, but the Court Registrar wrote to my lawyers saying they couldn’t find it,” said MP Karuhanga.


His lawyers led by Rtd Justice, George Wilson Kanyeihamba, he said, had sent the registrar another copy of the petition file.


“We had copies of the same petition stamped on delivered by the constitutional court and we have sent the same file again,” noted the MP.


A Notice of Appeal and an Application for Court Proceeding he said were among the documents that bizarrely disappeared at the Constitutional court.


Though they had sent other copies of the said missing documents, Karuhanga described the satiation as a plot to delay the case.


In his petition to Parliament, he said, seeks for the House to declare Justice Kavuma as illegally occupying the CJ’s office.

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