Kavuma promotion hits a snag

By Ivan Okuda:

A proposal by Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Kahinda Otafire to elevate outgoing Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma as acting Supreme Court judge has hit a snag, after the Judicial Service Commission rejected it technically.

The proposal has met stiff resistance after Daily Monitor lifted the lid on the hitherto secret plan to retain Justice Kavuma on the bench on contract.

The move would see Justice Kavuma serve at the Supreme Court after he retires this month upon reaching the age of 70.

However, several members of the commission, including two representatives from the Uganda Law Society are reported to have expressed reservations with Justice Kavuma’s promotion.

Details in today’s Daily Monitor