Muslim MPs Petition Kadaga Over New Judges


diagnosis geneva; color: #222222;”>The MPs led by the Parliamentary Imam and Kawempe North MP, Haji Latif Ssebagala have handed their petition to the Speaker’s office on Monday arguing that Muslims have been left out in the 28 appointments.

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Recently, President Museveni as the appointing authority selected 28 judges to fill the vacant positions in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and the High Court.

After delivering the petition, Ssebagala spoke to journalists in parliament about the development which he described as a “discrimination against Muslims” in the country.

He wondered why the Judicial Service Commission and Museveni still believe in the history to think Muslims are backward. “Why is the President and the Judicial Service Commission still living in the past to think that Muslims are backward and cannot do those work?” he asked?

Ssebagala added that many competent Muslim lawyers applied, went through the interview and passed but were technically knocked out by the appointing authority.

“Most of our lawyers have been calling us that they passed the interview but surprisingly they were all not picked,” noted Ssebagala.

Some of the new appointed judges are Amos Twinomujuni and Stella Arach Amoko as new judges of the Supreme Court. While for the Court of Appeal is Justice Opio Awei, Eldarad Mwangushya, Faith Mwondah, Geoffrey Kiryabwire and Solomy Bbosa.

“The remaining non-Muslim 21 judges were appointed in the High Court,” added Ssebagala.

Against the above back ground, Ssebagala told press that Moslem community are watching and not happy about the segregation against them and want immediate address on the issue.


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