AG Peter Nyombi suspended

Peter Nyombi

The Attorney General, Peter Nyombi has been suspended from the Uganda Law Society.

The decision was unanimously agreed upon during an extraordinary meeting by the society members this evening.

The resolution followed a petition by layers, led by Jude Mbabaali to the society, who accused Nyombi of exhibiting irresponsible behavior in his actions as Attorney General, through misadvising the President on the reappointment of Benjamin Odoki as Chief Justice, as well as the appointment of Internal Affairs minister, Gen. Aronda Nyakairima.

Speaking to KFM, ULS Secretary General, Nicholas Opiyo says the members also agreed to issue Nyombi with a certificate of incompetence to show displeasure and referral to the Law Council for disciplinary action against him.

Opiyo says the members also resolved to write to Parliament to block the reappointment of Odoki and if all fails, the decision will be challenged in the courts of law.

Nyombi has however maintained that he is not bothered by the lawyers’ criticism.